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Varejao (ribs) returned from a one-game absence and provided eight points (4-8 FG) and eight rebounds in 27 minutes in the win over the Bucks on Tuesday.

Varejao missed the Cavs' win over Indiana, but played his normal complement of minutes in the competitive win over Milwaukee. He should be good for his season averages of 10.9 points on 61.1 percent from the field and 6.9 rebounds.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 4 Months

Varejao (ribs) will start at center Tuesday versus Milwaukee, CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Tristan Thompson got the start at center against the Pacers on Saturday, but coach David Blatt announced he'll go back to Varejao, who missed the Indiana game with bruised ribs. Varejao is riding a five-game double-digit scoring streak and is shooting a career-best 61.1 percent from the field, up from 49.5 percent last season.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 4 Months

Varejao (ribs) practiced in full Monday and is expected to play Tuesday against Milwaukee, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Varejao missed Saturday's win over the Pacers due to a bruised rib, but the ailment was short-lived and all signs point to the big man returning to the floor Tuesday. While Varejao's rebounding numbers are down this season, he's averaging 10.9 points per game on 61.1 percent shooting after converting only 49.5 percent of his field goals last season.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 4 Months

Varejao (ribs) will not play Saturday against the Pacers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Varejao will miss at least one game due to his sore ribs. Tristan Thompson will likely enter the starting lineup in Varejao's place.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 4 Months

Varejao didn't practice Friday because of a rib contusion and is questionable for Saturday's game against the Pacers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The origin of Varajao's injury is unclear at this point, but it surfaced at practice Friday. If he is unable to go Saturday, Tristan Thompson could be the beneficiary of extra playing time in his place.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 4 Months

Varejao scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 FT) with 12 rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Raptors.

That's two double-doubles in the last three games for Varejao, who's beginning to find his form on the glass after a slow start. All the pieces aren't yet fitting together on the Cavs, but Varejao at least seems to be getting comfortable.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 4 Months

Varejao had himself a double-double on Wednesday against the Spurs, scoring 23 points (11-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and grabbing 11 rebounds. He added two blocks while turning the ball over three times in 37 minutes.

Varejao's high-energy style of play translated well into fantasy production on Wednesday. The starting center led the way in scoring for the Cavaliers, an unusual occurrence with the caliber of scorers the Cavs have on their roster. Varejao won't always score this many points, but should average around 10 rebounds per game this season.

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Varejao is in fact starting at center Monday against the Pelicans, the News-Herald reports.

An erroneous report emerged which placed Tristan Thompson in the starting lineup, but Varejao is manning his typical spot.

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Varejao will come off the bench Monday against the Pelicans, the Cavaliers' official site reports.

Varejao has been replaced, at least for one game, by Tristan Thompson in the starting lineup. It's unclear if the change is a permanent one, but Varejao's prospects with a three-game week on tap have been diminished.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 5 Months

Varejao registered 15 points (6-7 FG, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block while turning the ball over once. He played 28 minutes in the win against the Denver Nuggets on Friday.

Varejao was one of seven Cleveland Cavaliers to record double digits in scoring on Friday. He's a high-energy player who will stuff the stat sheet on most nights. His role is clear in Cleveland and remains a solid option at center in standard leagues.