Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 11 Hrs

Varejao scored 22 points (10-13 FG, 2-2 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in just 23 minutes during Monday's preseason win over the Bulls.

With LeBron James and Kevin Love joining Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, there likely won't be too many games during the regular season where Varejao puts together this kind of offensive performance. If he holds off Tristan Thompson for the starting center spot though, Varejao's ability to put back their misses while racking up boards and blocks should still give him solid fantasy value.

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Varejao will start at center in Monday's preseason game versus the Bulls, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Varejao starting the Cavaliers' second-to-last exhibition outing could be indicative of coach David Blatt's preferred first-team unit heading into this season. With Kevin Love a lock to start at power forward, Varejao occupying the center position would relegate Tristan Thompson to come off the bench, which will be the case Monday.

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Varejao banged his knee in Tuesday's game, but coach David Blatt expects him to be available Wednesday, the Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd reports.

He was hobbled after the incident in Tuesday's exhibition, and exited the game, but it sounds like he should be fine moving forward.

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Varejao started at center for the Cavaliers and provided 14 points (7-10 FG) and three boards in 20 minutes Saturday in the overtime win against the Heat.

In the preseason at least, Varejao appears to be in a time share with Tristan Thompson as the other Cavalier big who plays next to Kevin Love. He had a nice scoring output in his homecoming, but his 14-point games will be the exception rather than the rule for the new-look Cavaliers.

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Coach David Blatt will start Tristan Thompson over Varejao at center in Sunday's exhibition against Maccabi Tel Aviv.

While an official starter for the regular season is yet to be named, it would appear Thompson is the frontrunner to land the starting job. It's likely both players will start at some points this season, and both will be key factors in a much-improved Cavs' frontcourt.

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Anderson Varejao was dressed and ready to play to make one final appearance in front of his home fans on Wednesday, but was left on the bench by coach Mike Brown, who simply chose not to play Varejao in a meaningless blowout win over the Nets. .

That was likely Varejao's last game as a Cavalier and Brown also failed to play Zydrunas Ilgauskas back in 2009 on a night he would have broken the team's all-time games played record, a move that drew the public ire of LeBron James at the time. Michael Curry also points out that Brown, in fact, has never really made a true "significant relationship" with one of his players in his entire career. While Brown is a respected NBA coach, his treatment of Ilgauskas and Varejao will not go unnoticed by some players around the league and could impact Cleveland's ability to sign free agents at some point down the line.

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Anderson Varejao (shoulder) is a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Hawks.

Varejao has rejoined the team in Atlanta, giving him a chance to play through his sprained AC joint. He'll come off the bench and cut into some of Spencer Hawes' upside if he does suit up.

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Anderson Varejao (sprained right AC joint) is expected to join the Cavaliers in Atlanta and he could play Friday vs. the Hawks.

The Cavs have won six of their past seven games and trail the eighth-place Knicks by only two games, so Varejao may press the issue to help his team keep up their momentum. He'll play limited minutes in a reserve role, as he has since Spencer Hawes was acquired, so there's minimal upside here for fantasy owners.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 7 Months

Anderson Varejao was diagnosed with a sprained right AC joint and has been ruled out for Wednesday vs. the Magic.

There's a decent chance he's out for the season, but there is no timetable given on his possible return just yet. The AC joint allows a player to raise his hands above his head, which is obviously a very important thing to do when grabbing rebounds. Varejao suffered the injury on Sunday and he was not able to return. There is no reason to own in him in almost any format. Tyler Zeller fill AV's spot in the rotation while Tristan Thompson and Spencer Hawes should see a few extra minutes.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 7 Months

Anderson Varejao suffered a right shoulder sprain on Sunday and is doubtful to return.

There's certainly a chance he'll miss time here and the Cavs will likely give him an MRI. Varejao just can't stay healthy these days and his fantasy owners should probably just cut him outright. Spencer Hawes, Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller should get more playing time.