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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%: 79/26 | Average Draft Position: 95.00
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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.


Anderson Varejao stays home for Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao continues to deal with a sore back, and the injury is bad enough that he did not travel with the team for Friday's game against the Bobcats according to The News-Herald. He will miss his 12th game in a row as a result of the injury, and it is not clear if he will be able to play when the team returns for Saturday's game against the Knicks.

Anderson Varejao still out, unlikely to start upon return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss his 11th straight game Tuesday against the Spurs, as he continues to deal with a back injury.

Varejao has been able to take part in part of the team's contact drills in recent days in practice, but not have a spot in the starting lineup whenever he is able to return. Coach Mike Brown told The News Herald Monday he will likely keep Spencer Hawes in the starting five even when Varejao is healthy


Anderson Varejao doubtful for Tuesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Cavaliers big man Anderson Varejaoe has missed nine-straight games with a back injury and looks to be headed for a tenth, as the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Monday that Varejao was doubtful for Tuesday. 

Varejao hasn't played since Feb. 9 against Memphis, when he grabbed 14 rebounds and passed out five assists. 


Cavs injured trio will miss trip to Memphis


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, forward C.J. Miles and guard Dion Waiters will all miss the trip to Memphis for Saturday's contest against the Grizzlies, FOX Sports Ohio reports.

Varejao has been sidelined since Feb. 9 with a back injury. Miles missed his fifth consecutive games with an ankle injury on Friday and will miss his sixth on Saturday. Waiters has been sidelined since Feb. 18 with a hyperextended left knee.

Cavaliers will be without three vs. Jazz


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) The Cavaliers will be without the services of center Anderson Varejao, forward C.J. Miles and guard Dion Waiters on Friday against the Jazz, according to the team's PR department.

Varejao has been sidelined since Feb. 9 with a back injury. Miles will now have missed five consecutive games with an ankle injury. Waiters took part in morning shootaround, but is still not ready to return. He has been sidelined since Feb. 18 with a hyperextended left knee.

Anderson Varejao, Dion Waiters out again Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) The Cavaliers are not at full strength for Wednesday's game in Oklahoma City, as neither guard Dion Waiters (knee) nor center Anderson Varejao (back) mad the trip for that evening's game. The team returns to Cleveland Friday against the Jazz, which is the next time either play could make their return. 

Injured Cavaliers doing on-court work back in Cleveland


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Neither Anderson Varejao nor Dion Waiters plans to travel with the Cavaliers to Oklahoma City Wednesday, but both have begun on-court work with the hopes of returning soon. 

Varejao received a cortisone injection in his back last week, and Waiters has been nursing a sore knee. This will be Waiters' sixth missed game in a row and Varejao's eighth. 


Injured Cavaliers trio still out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) The Cavaliers remain shorthanded Tuesday against the Raptors, as guard Dion Waiters, forward C.J. Miles (ankle) and center Anderson Varejao (back) were all ruled out well before game time by coach Mike Brown. There is no exact timetable for their potential returns, though Brown told FOXSportsOhio.com none of their injuries are serious enough that they can't be overcome in the next few days. 

Still no timetable for Dion Waiters, Anderson Varejao


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown told the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Monday that guard Dion Waiters and center Anderson Varejao still don't have a timetable for return.

Waiters suffered a hyperextended left knee on Tuesday and has yet to resume running since the injury. He was averaging 14.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 49 games played this season. Varejao has been sidelined since Feb. 9, missing his last six games. He was averaging 8.8 points and 10.3 rebounds through 48 games before the injury.

The Cavaliers host the Raptors on Tuesday.

Anderson Varejao will sit out sixth straight game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin denied reports that center Anderson Varejao had a cortisone shot on his sore back earlier in the week. He did, however, get a shot, according to FOX Sports Ohio. 

Varejao was unable to practice on Saturday and has already been ruled out for Sunday's home game against Washington, according to The News-Herald. He has been sidelined since Feb. 9, causing his to miss Cleveland's last five games (six including Sunday). He was averaging 8.8 points and 10.3 rebounds through 48 games. 


Cavaliers will be down three players in Toronto


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, forward C.J. Miles and guard Dion Waiters will not travel with the team to Toronto for Friday's contest against the Raptors, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram on Thursday.

Varejao, who is dealing with a sore back, received a cortisone shot on Wednesday. He has been sidelined since Feb. 9 with the injury. Miles sprained his left ankle Wednesday against the Magic. Waiters was suffered a hyperextended left knee on Tuesday and has no timetable for return.

The Cavaliers will return home to host the Wizards on Sunday.


Anderson Varejao receives cortisone shot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, who is dealing with a back injury, received a cortisone shot on Wednesday, according to a report from ESPN on Thursday.

Varejao has been sidelined since Feb. 9, causing his to miss Cleveland's last four games. He was averaging 8.8 points and 10.3 rebounds through 48 games. His status remains uncertain for Friday vs. Toronto.


Anderson Varejao ruled out Wednesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup with Orlando, as he continues to deal with a sore back, The News-Herald reports. 

Varejao hasn't played since Feb. 9, when he grabbed 14 rebounds and handed out four assists vs Memphis. 


Anderson Varejao will not travel for Tuesday's game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao did not practice Monday and will not travel with the team for Tuesday's game in Phildelphia, Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Varejao missed the team's final two games before the break with a back injury. He hasn't played since seeing 43 minutes of action Feb. 9 and has been dealing with soreness over his entire body since that game. Varejao has averaged 8.8 points and 10.2 rebounds over 48 games played.


Anderson Varejao sits out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao sat out Tuesday's game against the Kings with a back injury, and will do the same Wednesday against the Pistons, as he told the Plain Dealer. Varejao will not travel with the team to Detroit for Wednesday, opting to stay back and receive treatment before the All-Star break.

Varejao will be out until at least Feb. 18 in Philadelphia, the team's first game after the break. 


C.J. Miles, Anderson Varejao will not play Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Cavaliers forward C.J. Miles and center Anderson Varejao have been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Kings, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Miles had an X-ray on his injured foot Monday that came back negative, and the injury is causing him to miss a game for the first time since late November. Varejao played a season-high 43 minutes Sunday and suffered a back injury, which also required an MRI that came back negative.


Anderson Varejao's MRI negative, questionable Tuesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) An MRI on Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao's injured back came back negative Monday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Anderson had been quoted as saying his entire body hurt after logging 43 minutes Sunday against Memphis. 

His status for Tuesday's matchup with the Kins has not yet been determined. 


Anderson Varejao's 'whole body hurting,' coach says


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao appeared to have injured his hand at some point during Sunday's win over the Grizzlies, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Varejao, who has also been bothered by a recent knee injury, played a season-high 43 minutes, and when he wasn't on the floor, he was on a bicycle to keep loose. He was unavailable to the media after the game because he was with the training staff receiving treatment.

"His whole body’s hurting," Brown said. "The only thing that may not be hurting are his curls."

Varejao scored only four points, but made his presence in the paint with 14 rebounds. He also chipped in with five assists and one block in a 91-83 victory.

Anderson Varejao eased back into action vs. Dallas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao was eased back into action on Monday, scoring 10 points in 25 minutes of game action in a 124-107 loss to Dallas.

Varejao went 3 of 8 from the field, and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with five rebounds and three steals. He has averaged 11.2 points and 10.2 rebounds over his last five games played.