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17 Anderson Varejao C
Height/Weight: 6-11/267 | Birthdate: 9/28/1982 | Birthplace: Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo, Br | Team: Cleveland Cavaliers | College: No College | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 13/1 | Average Draft Position: 117.18
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Cavs say Anderson Varejao (Achilles) will not return in playoffs


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) With Cavaliers forward Kevin Love unlikely to return to the playoffs because of a dislocated shoulder, general manager David Griffin said center Anderson Varejao is not a viable option to return either, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

Varejao was ruled out for the season after he torn his left Achilles in December.


Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao ahead of schedule in rehab


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao said he is slightly ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles. 

The tear in his left Achilles occurred in late December and ended his season. It's the fourth time in five years that he's had a season-ending injury. 

“After going through what I went through with injuries, the rehab, the rebuilding process, it was tough to have another injury when we had a chance to do something special,” Varejao said, per the Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd. “I just keep working hard and doing everything they’ve been telling me to do it and I really believe I’ll be fine.”

He's able to work out in the weight room, although he still can't push off of his left foot. 


Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (Achilles) begins light shooting


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was able to do some light shooting Tuesday.

Varejao posted a picture on his Instagram account of himself shooting on the Cavaliers' practice court. Varejao is out for the season after tearing his Achilles’ tendon.


Cavs coach Blatt: Anderson Varejao out of walking boot


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Cavaliers coach David Blatt is seeing strong progress from center Anderson Varejao and the big man is already out of his walking boot, reports Cleveland.com.

Varejao suffered a season-ending Achilles' tendon tear in December and will miss the remainder of the season. There is still no time table for when he will return to the court. He averaged 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season.


Cavaliers C Varejao undergoes surgery on Achilles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) Oft-injured Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, who is done for the season with a torn Achilles, underwent surgery Friday to repair it.

There has been no timetable established for his return to the court.


Report: Cavs C Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out for the season


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/24/2014) Cavaliers starting center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season after landing awkwardly and tearing his Achilles tendon in Tuesday's win over the Timberwolves, reports Yahoo Sports. Varejao was averaging 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game.

Tristan Thompson is expected to move into the starting lineup. He's averaged 8.8 points and 7.1 rebounds off the bench. Cleveland visits the Heat on Thursday.


Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao to have MRI on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will have an MRI on his foot on Wednesday, according to ESPN.

Varejao left Tuesday night's after landing awkwardly on his foot. He did not return, and left the arena on crutches after the game. Varejao is averaging 10.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. If he has to miss significant time, it's believed Tristan Thompson would step into the starting role. 


Cavs' Anderson Varejao leaves Tuesday's game against the Wolves


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao left Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves after falling from a non-contact play and was unable to put weight on his left leg.

The team announced it was a left foot/ankle injury and Varejao would not return to the game.

Forward Tristan Thompson replaced Varejao in the game. He had six points and six rebounds before exiting.


Cavs' Anderson Varejao set to start Tuesday after sitting with rib injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will start Tuesday against the Bucks after missing their last game with a rib injury. 

Varejao is averaging 10.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. 


Cavs' Anderson Varejao returns to practice Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was able to practice with the team Monday and is expected to play Tuesday against Milwaukee, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Varejao missed Saturday’s game against Indiana with a rib contusion.


Cavs' Anderson Varejao out Saturday against Pacers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is out Saturday against the Pacers with a rib contusion. Varejao was questionable after missing practice on Friday.

"Nothing too, too serious. Holding him out as a precautionary measure," coach David Blatt said. 

Tristan Thompson will start in his place. Varejao is averaging 10.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. 


Cavs expect Anderson Varejao to be game-time decision Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) After suffering a rib contusion Monday against Orlando, Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was able to participate in the team’s shootaround Saturday and will be a game-time decision for Saturday’s game against the Pacers, reports ESPN.

Varejao missed Friday’s practice while dealing with the injury. He is listed as questionable.


Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao misses practice Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao missed Friday’s practice with a rib contusion and is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Pacers, reports the Plain Dealer.

In 14 games, Varejao is averaging 10.9 points and 6.9 rebounds.


Cavs center Anderson Varejao scores 23 on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao scored 23 points against the Spurs on Wednesday.

Varejao shot 11-16 from the field, and hit one free throw. He also managed a double-double, pulling down 11 rebounds. 


Cavaliers sign C Anderson Varejao to multi-year extension


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Cavaliers announced the contract extension of center Anderson Varejao on Friday, per the team's official website. Varejao signed a multi-year extension before the Friday deadline. Terms of the contract were not made public.

The 11-year veteran averaged 8.4 points and a team-high 9.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists over 65 games (29 starts) last season.


Report: Cavs closing in on extension for C Anderson Varejao


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) The Cavaliers are on the verge of signing veteran center Anderson Varejao to a three-year extension worth $30 million, according to ESPN.

Owner Dan Gilbert expressed his desire Wednesday to keep forward Tristan Thompson is Cleveland. He is scheduled for restricted free agency after this season.


Report: Varejao beats out Thompson as Cavs starting center


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) What was speculated has become official -- Anderson Varejao is the starting center for the Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson will come off the bench, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Both players performed well in exhibition play, but Varejao provides more of an interior defensive presence and has improved his offensive game markedly. Thompson has also become a greater offensive threat, but is considered more of a power forward on defense.


Report: Cavs likely to start Varejao over Thompson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Early speculation that Tristan Thompson would start at center for the Cavaliers and energetic teammate Anderson Varejao would come off the bench has been refuted by the News Herald, which is claiming that the latter is all but set to start.

Both players have performed well in the preseason. Varejao however, is a favorite of LeBron James, who praised the Brazilian upon his return to Cleveland from Miami.

"He's the same Andy," James said. "If you ask him to run through six walls, he'll run through seven. He'll fight for every loose ball. He'll dive on the floor. He'll set screens. He'll help you out when you get knocked down. If any altercation happens, Andy will be right there. We just need him to stay healthy."

There's the rub. Varejao has lost 166 games to injury over the last four years. That constitutes more than half the games during that stretch.


Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao injures knee Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao injured his knee during the team's win Tuesday.

Varejao left the game after banging his knee, and spent the rest of the game being looked at on the sideline. The issue isn't considered serious, and Varejao is currently day-to-day. 


Anderson Varejao scores nine points in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao made his return to the floor Friday night against Atlanta, scoring nine points on 3 of 8 from the floor, and 3 of 4 from the free throw line in a 117-98 defeat.

Varejao logged 24 minutes of game action in his first game back from a shoulder sprain, also adding five rebounds and two assists. He's averaging 8.8 points and 10.0 rebounds over his last four appearances.

Anderson Varejao rejoins team, could play Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is expected to rejoin the team on Friday and head coach Mike Brown said "there's a chance" he could play against the Hawks, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Varejao suffered a right AC joint sprain on Sunday against the Pacers. He is averaging 8.6 points and 10.0 boards in 60 appearances (29 starts).

Anderson Varejao diagnosed with AC joint sprain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao underwent an MRI on his shoulder on Monday, which revealed a right AC joint sprain, the team announced. Varejao will miss the team's next game on Wednesday against the Magic. His status remains uncertain moving forward.

Anderson Varejao suffers shoulder sprain Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao suffered a right shoulder sprain on Sunday's win over the Pacers, The News-Herald reports.

Varejao sustained the injury in the second quarter and was unable to return. He was taken back to the locker for further evaluation. He finished with six points and six rebounds in 14 minutes.

Varejao came in averaging 8.0 points and 9.0 boards 21.4 minutes over 11 March games. His status remains uncertain for Wednesday against Orlando.

Anderson Varejao comes down with double-double


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao recorded his first double-double in more than a month Tuesday, in a 100-96 loss to the Heat.

Varejao played 26 minutes off the bench in the loss before fouling out. He scored 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting and added 11 rebounds, his second double-digit rebounding game in a row. He also added one assist, one block and three steals in his most productive game since a back injury sidelined him for four weeks.

Varejao has been stuck in a bench role since the team's trade for Spencer Hawes, and he is likely to stay in that role moving forward. He is averaging just 8.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, his lowest totals since 2010-11. 


Anderson Varejao eased back into action vs. New York


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao returned from his back injury on Saturday against the Knicks.

Varejao, who missed his previous 12 games, came off the bench and was eased back into action, logging just nine minutes and scoring four points on 2 of 2 shooting from the field. He also chipped in with three rebounds in a 107-97 loss.