Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 6 days ago

Varejao recorded nine points, two rebounds, and an assist with 11 minutes Thursday's game against the Bucks.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 2 weeks ago

Varejao played just five minutes in the double-overtime loss to the Bucks on Saturday. He had two points (1-2 FG), one rebound, and one assist.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 1 month ago

Varejao played just 11 minutes in Wednesday's blowout win over Memphis and provided four points (2-6 FG), five rebounds, and two assists.

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Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 1 month ago

Varejao collected 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-6 FT), five assists, six rebounds, and a steal over 21 minutes in Sunday's 87-81 loss to the Raptors.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 1 month ago

Varejao recorded six points (1-4 FG, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a blocked shot over 21 minutes in Monday's preseason loss to the Grizzlies.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 2 months ago

Varejao confirmed at Monday's media day that he'll be a "full go from the beginning" of training camp, Marlo Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 5 months ago

Varejao (Achilles) was limited to 26 games after signing a contract extension. He averaged 9.6 points and 6.5 rebounds before going down for the season in late December.

Varejao was limited to 31 games or fewer for the fourth time in five seasons. He brings a similar skillset as Tristan Thompson, but the younger Cavalier may be more versatile defensively. Varejao is the only Cavalier signed beyond next season, so the team will hope that he can rehabilitate and stay healthy in 2015-16.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 6 months ago

Varejao (Achilles) will not return at any point during the Finals, Sports Illustrated reports.

Earlier Friday morning, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that Varejao "could be activated" if the Cavs were to suffer a frontcourt injury, but this latest story seems to squash any possibility that the Brazilian could play in the Finals. Varejao tore his left Achilles in late-December and has been working toward returning for the start of the 2015-16 season. The Cavs have not provided detailed updates on his progress, so it's unclear whether Varejao is even close - health-wise - to returning to the court.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 8 months ago

Varejao believes he his ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn left Achilles and expects to be ready to play for the start of the 2015-16 season, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

While it's encouraging to see that Varejao hasn't endured any setbacks in his recovery from the December procedure and is now out of a walking boot, there's legitimate fears about his ability to reemerge as a vital contributor for the Cavs. The big man will turn 33 in September and has already been foiled by a litany of injuries throughout his career, but returning from an ailment of this nature may be his toughest test yet. For what it's worth, Varejao said he expects to be close to the same player after returning from injury, but fantasy players shouldn't be nearly as optimistic.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 11 months ago

Varejao had successful surgery on his torn left Achilles on Friday but is still expected to miss the rest of the season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The absence of Varejao for the remainder of the 2014-15 season is yet another blemish on his injury-stained career. In his absence, it appears that Kevin Love will slide down to center thus leaving Shawn Marion, Mike Miller, and LeBron James to float around the two through four positions. Most surprisingly, it seems that Tristan Thompson will continue to be limited in a role off the bench.