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Anderson Varejao

33-Year-Old    C,PF    Golden State Warriors

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

2.6

REB

2.7

AST

0.7

STL

0.3

BLK

0.2

2015 NBA ROS Projections

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REB

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

One can only wonder what Anderson Varejao's career would have been like had he not been hit by numerous injuries. The ebullient Brazilian has been limited to 31 or fewer games in four of the last five seasons. In 2015-16, a torn Achilles' tendon ended his season after just 2...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2016
HT: 6' 11"   WT: 273 lbs   DOB: 9/28/1982  College: Brazil
DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #30 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Anderson Varejao Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Warriors in July of 2016.

July 27, 2016  –  Anderson Varejao News

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Varejao's lower-back injury is being listed as a small disc herniation, and as expected, he's officially been ruled out for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Anderson Varejao NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 54 16.0 4.9 4.8 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.0 51.3 53.5 0.5 2.0 2.7 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.6 1.3 2.4
2005-06 22 48 15.8 4.6 4.9 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.0 52.7 51.3 0.6 1.6 3.3 0.0 0.0 1.6 3.1 1.3 2.5
2006-07 23 81 23.9 6.8 6.7 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.0 47.6 61.6 0.8 2.4 4.4 0.1 0.0 2.4 5.0 2.0 3.3
2007-08 24 48 27.5 6.7 8.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.0 46.1 59.8 1.2 2.8 5.5 0.0 0.0 2.8 6.1 1.0 1.7
2008-09 25 81 28.5 8.6 7.2 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.0 53.6 61.6 1.0 2.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.2 1.9 3.1
2009-10 26 76 28.5 8.6 7.6 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.0 57.2 66.3 0.9 2.5 5.1 0.1 20.0 3.5 6.1 1.5 2.3
2010-11 27 CLE 31 32.1 9.1 9.7 1.5 0.9 1.2 0.0 52.8 66.7 1.3 3.2 6.5 0.1 0.0 3.7 7.0 1.7 2.6
2011-12 28 CLE 25 31.4 10.8 11.5 1.7 1.4 0.7 0.0 51.4 67.2 1.8 4.4 7.1 0.2 0.0 4.6 8.9 1.7 2.6
2012-13 29 CLE 25 36.0 14.1 14.4 3.4 1.5 0.6 0.0 47.8 75.5 1.8 5.5 8.9 0.2 0.0 5.5 11.6 3.1 4.1
2013-14 30 CLE 65 27.7 8.4 9.7 2.2 1.1 0.6 0.0 49.5 68.1 1.1 2.9 6.8 0.1 0.0 3.5 7.1 1.4 2.1
2014-15 31 CLE 26 24.5 9.8 6.5 1.3 0.7 0.6 0.0 55.5 73.3 1.3 2.2 4.3 0.1 0.0 4.3 7.7 1.3 1.7
2015-16 32 CLE 31 10.0 2.6 2.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 42.1 76.2 0.5 0.8 2.2 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 0.5 0.7
2015-16 32 GSW 22 8.5 2.6 2.3 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 43.8 55.2 0.3 0.6 1.7 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.2 0.7 1.3
2015-16 32 CLE/GSW 53 9.4 2.6 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 42.7 64.0 0.4 0.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.3 0.6 0.9
2015-16 Projections 33 CLE 45 15.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Anderson Varejao

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Anderson Varejao NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 7.6 1.4 1.4 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.4 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.4 2.8
Last 10 Games 10 5.1 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 16.7 50.0 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.7 1.4
Last 20 Games 20 5.3 1.1 1.5 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 29.4 52.4 0.1 0.7 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.9 0.6 1.1

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Anderson Varejao
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Jun 19 CLE 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
Jun 16 @CLE 7 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Jun 13 CLE 9 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 0 0
Jun 10 @CLE 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 2
Jun 8 @CLE 10 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 3
Jun 5 CLE Did Not Play
Jun 2 CLE 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
May 30 OKC 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 28 @OKC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
May 26 OKC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 24 @OKC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
May 22 @OKC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
May 18 OKC 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 3 1 2
May 16 OKC Did Not Play
May 11 POR 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
May 9 @POR Did Not Play
May 7 @POR Did Not Play
May 3 POR 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
May 1 POR 7 4 2 1 1 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Apr 27 HOU 8 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
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Apr 24 @HOU Did Not Play
Apr 21 @HOU Did Not Play
Apr 18 HOU Did Not Play
Apr 16 HOU 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Apr 13 MEM 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Apr 10 @SAS Did Not Play
Apr 9 @MEM 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Apr 7 SAS Did Not Play
Apr 5 MIN Did Not Play
Apr 3 POR 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
Apr 1 BOS 10 5 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 4 0 0 1 2 4
Mar 30 @UTA 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Mar 29 WAS 9 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 1 1 1
Mar 27 PHI Did Not Play
Mar 25 DAL 10 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1
Mar 23 LAC Did Not Play
Mar 21 @MIN 10 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 19 @SAS 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Mar 18 @DAL 9 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Mar 16 NYK 10 4 0 2 0 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 14 NOP 7 7 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 3 2
Mar 12 PHO 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
Mar 11 POR 11 4 6 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Mar 9 UTA 13 9 5 0 1 0 2 4 6 1 1 0 0 3 2 3
Mar 7 ORL 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Mar 6 @LAL 11 6 2 2 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 2
Mar 3 OKC 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
Mar 1 ATL 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Feb 27 @OKC 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
Feb 25 @ORL 14 5 5 3 1 0 1 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 4
Feb 24 @MIA 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 3
Feb 22 @ATL Did Not Play
Feb 20 @LAC Did Not Play
Feb 19 @POR Did Not Play
Feb 10 @PHO 19 8 6 0 0 0 2 3 8 2 2 0 0 3 3 4
Feb 9 HOU Did Not Play
Feb 6 OKC 27 2 10 3 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 9 4
Feb 3 @WAS 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 31 @NYK Did Not Play
Jan 30 @PHI Did Not Play
Jan 27 DAL 11 6 3 0 1 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Jan 25 SAS Did Not Play
Jan 22 IND Did Not Play
Jan 20 @CHI Did Not Play
Jan 18 @CLE 17 5 4 3 1 0 1 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 1
Jan 16 @DET Did Not Play
Jan 14 LAL Did Not Play
Jan 13 @DEN Did Not Play
Jan 11 MIA Did Not Play
Jan 9 @SAC Did Not Play
Jan 8 @POR Did Not Play
Jan 5 @LAL Did Not Play
Jan 4 CHA Did Not Play
Jan 2 DEN 7 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Dec 31 @HOU Did Not Play
Dec 30 @DAL Did Not Play
Dec 28 SAC Did Not Play
Dec 25 CLE Did Not Play
Dec 23 UTA Did Not Play
Dec 18 MIL Did Not Play
Dec 16 PHO Did Not Play
Dec 12 @MIL Did Not Play
Dec 11 @BOS 10 4 3 1 1 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 1
Dec 8 @IND 6 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Dec 6 @BKN Did Not Play
Dec 5 @TOR 14 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Dec 2 @CHA Did Not Play
Nov 30 @UTA Did Not Play
Nov 28 SAC 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Nov 27 @PHO Did Not Play
Nov 24 LAL Did Not Play
Nov 22 @DEN Did Not Play
Nov 20 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 19 @LAC 11 9 2 1 0 0 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 2
Nov 17 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 14 BKN 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Nov 12 @MIN Did Not Play
Nov 11 @MEM Did Not Play
Nov 9 DET Did Not Play
Nov 7 @SAC Did Not Play
Nov 6 DEN 7 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 4 LAC 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Nov 2 MEM 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Oct 31 @NOP Did Not Play
Oct 30 @HOU 16 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Oct 27 NOP 12 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 1
Anderson Varejao Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA

 

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#3 Center

1.  Zaza Pachulia

2.  Draymond Green

3.  Anderson Varejao

4.  David West

5.  JaVale McGee

6.  Damian Jones

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True Shooting Percentage

47.3%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Anderson Varejao has a true shooting percentage of 47.3%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

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Anderson Varejao NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 54 36.0 11.1 10.7 1.1 1.7 1.6 0.0 51.3 53.5 1.1 4.5 6.2 0.1 0.0 4.1 8.1 2.8 5.3
2005-06 22 48 36.0 10.4 11.1 0.9 1.5 0.9 0.0 52.7 51.3 1.3 3.6 7.5 0.0 0.0 3.7 7.1 2.9 5.6
2006-07 23 81 36.0 10.2 10.2 1.4 1.4 1.0 0.0 47.6 61.6 1.2 3.6 6.6 0.2 0.0 3.6 7.5 3.1 5.0
2007-08 24 48 36.0 8.8 10.9 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.0 46.1 59.8 1.6 3.7 7.2 0.1 0.0 3.7 8.1 1.3 2.2
2008-09 25 81 36.0 10.8 9.1 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.0 53.6 61.6 1.2 2.6 6.5 0.0 0.0 4.2 7.9 2.4 3.9
2009-10 26 76 36.0 10.8 9.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.0 57.2 66.3 1.1 3.1 6.5 0.1 20.0 4.4 7.8 1.9 2.9
2010-11 27 CLE 31 36.0 10.2 10.9 1.6 1.0 1.4 0.0 52.8 66.7 1.4 3.5 7.4 0.1 0.0 4.1 7.8 2.0 2.9
2011-12 28 CLE 25 36.0 12.4 13.2 2.0 1.6 0.8 0.0 51.4 67.2 2.1 5.0 8.2 0.2 0.0 5.2 10.2 2.0 2.9
2012-13 29 CLE 25 36.0 14.1 14.4 3.4 1.5 0.6 0.0 47.8 75.5 1.8 5.5 8.9 0.2 0.0 5.5 11.5 3.1 4.1
2013-14 30 CLE 65 36.0 10.9 12.6 2.8 1.4 0.8 0.0 49.5 68.1 1.4 3.7 8.8 0.1 0.0 4.5 9.2 1.8 2.7
2014-15 31 CLE 26 36.0 14.4 9.6 2.0 1.1 0.9 0.0 55.5 73.3 2.0 3.2 6.4 0.1 0.0 6.3 11.3 1.9 2.5
2015-16 32 CLE 31 36.0 9.3 10.6 2.3 1.3 0.6 0.0 42.1 76.2 1.9 2.8 7.8 0.1 0.0 3.7 8.8 1.9 2.4
2015-16 32 GSW 22 36.0 11.2 9.7 2.9 1.0 1.0 0.0 43.8 55.2 1.2 2.5 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.1 9.3 3.1 5.6
2015-16 32 CLE/GSW 53 36.0 10.0 10.2 2.5 1.2 0.7 0.0 42.7 64.0 1.6 2.7 7.5 0.1 0.0 3.8 9.0 2.3 3.6
2015-16 Projections 33 CLE 45 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Anderson Varejao

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Anderson Varejao NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 54 863 266 257 27 41 38 0 51.3 53.5 26 109 148 2 0.0 99 193 68 127
2005-06 22 48 760 219 235 19 31 19 0 52.7 51.3 27 77 158 1 0.0 79 150 61 119
2006-07 23 81 1932 547 545 75 76 52 0 47.6 61.6 67 191 354 9 0.0 191 401 165 268
2007-08 24 48 1319 321 399 53 37 26 0 46.1 59.8 59 134 265 2 0.0 136 295 49 82
2008-09 25 81 2306 694 581 81 75 66 0 53.6 61.6 80 166 415 2 0.0 270 504 154 250
2009-10 26 76 2164 651 578 87 71 67 1 57.2 66.3 67 189 389 5 20.0 267 467 116 175
2010-11 27 CLE 31 994 282 301 45 27 38 0 52.8 66.7 40 98 203 2 0.0 114 216 54 81
2011-12 28 CLE 25 785 271 287 43 35 17 0 51.4 67.2 45 109 178 4 0.0 114 222 43 64
2012-13 29 CLE 25 901 353 361 84 37 14 0 47.8 75.5 44 138 223 5 0.0 138 289 77 102
2013-14 30 CLE 65 1800 546 629 140 69 39 0 49.5 68.1 72 187 442 7 0.0 227 459 92 135
2014-15 31 CLE 26 636 255 170 35 19 16 0 55.5 73.3 35 57 113 2 0.0 111 200 33 45
2015-16 32 CLE 31 310 80 91 20 11 5 0 42.1 76.2 16 24 67 1 0.0 32 76 16 21
2015-16 32 GSW 22 186 58 50 15 5 5 0 43.8 55.2 6 13 37 0 0.0 21 48 16 29
2015-16 32 CLE/GSW 53 496 138 141 35 16 10 0 42.7 64.0 22 37 104 1 0.0 53 124 32 50
2015-16 Projections 33 CLE 45 680 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Anderson Varejao

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Anderson Varejao NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 21 54 16.0 53.4 51.3 8.9 8.6 1.0 8.3
2005-06 22 48 15.8 54.1 52.7 7.7 10.9 0.7 7.6
2006-07 23 81 23.9 52.7 47.6 11.3 10.1 1.1 11.3
2007-08 24 48 27.5 48.5 46.1 12.0 13.3 0.9 12.2
2008-09 25 81 28.5 56.5 53.6 10.5 10.3 1.0 13.4
2009-10 26 76 28.5 59.8 57.3 12.5 9.6 1.3 14.8
2010-11 27 CLE 31 32.1 56.0 52.8 13.4 11.9 1.1 16.9
2011-12 28 CLE 25 31.4 54.2 51.4 12.7 13.3 1.0 19.2
2012-13 29 CLE 25 36.0 52.9 47.8 18.2 9.5 1.9 25.2
2013-14 30 CLE 65 27.7 52.7 49.5 19.2 9.9 1.9 16.6
2014-15 31 CLE 26 24.5 58.0 55.5 12.1 12.1 1.0 13.8
2015-16 32 CLE 31 10.0 46.9 42.1 16.5 13.2 1.3 4.6
2015-16 32 GSW 22 8.5 47.7 43.8 18.3 7.3 2.5 4.0
2015-16 32 CLE/GSW 53 9.4 47.3 42.7 17.2 10.8 1.6 4.3
2015-16 Projections 33 CLE 45 15.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Anderson Varejao

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Anderson Varejao: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Varejao is expected to miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to a back injury, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.

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Varejao recently left his native Brazil to have his ailing back tested and evaluated in the United States, Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Varejao officially re-signed with the Warriors on Sunday.

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The Warriors are nearing an agreement to re-sign Varejao to a one-year contract, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.

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Varejao will play for Brazil in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Varejao played eight minutes in Sunday's 93-89 Game 7 loss to the Warriors, finishing with one point (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT) and one assist.

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Varejao posted four points (1-1 FG, 2-3 FT) and four rebounds across six minutes during the Warriors' 118-91 win over the Thunder in Wednesday's Game 2.

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Varejao was ejected from Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers, Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Varejao logged eight minutes and provided one point (0-2 FG, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, and two assists in Wednesday's 114-81 Game 5 victory over the Rockets.

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Varejao went scoreless (0-2 FG) and collected one rebound and one assist in just nine minutes during Wednesday's overtime win against the Jazz.

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Varejao (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Wednesday's 114-98 win over the Clippers.

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Varejao had two rebounds in four minutes during the Warriors' 119-113 win over the Magic on Monday.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Anderson Varejao is the only player on the Cavaliers' roster who is still in Cleveland from the last time LeBron James was in town. In the last four seasons, Varejao has put up some fine numbers when he has been on the court. The problem, of course, is that the Brazilian big man has been hurt again and again and only appeared in 81 games from 2010-11 through 2012-13. Last year, he managed to play in 65 games (starting 29). Varejao provided 8.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 28 minutes per game. He converted 50 percent of his field goals and 68 percent of his free throws. Varejao will be 32 years old in September, so coach David Blatt will likely need to ration his minutes throughout the season to keep him healthy. With Kevin Love on the team, Varejao will have another body down low to fight for all of the rebounds. Blatt should be able to give Varejao some rest when the Cavaliers go small and use Love as the center. Varejao's frenetic low-post defense will be very helpful to the team with their championship aspirations. He should provide good numbers in the rebound category and should have some, albeit limited, fantasy value.

2013-14

Like his cartoon counterpart Sideshow Bob, Varejao seems to be restricted to cameo appearances each season. The talented but oft-injured big man has missed more than half the season each of the past three years, appearing in just 81 of 230 possible games. His 2012-13 season was cut short by a blood clot that limited him to 25 games. But when he was healthy in 2012-13, Varejao was performing at the highest level of his career. Varejao averaged 14.1 points, 14.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 32 minutes per game last season – all career-high marks. He has already received clearance to take part in basketball activities and should be ready for the start of the season. Despite his apparent health, the injury concerns remain valid given his past struggles to stay out of street clothes. There could also be a minutes crunch in Cleveland's frontcourt this year with Varejao, Andrew Bynum, Anthony Bennett and Tristan Thompson all worthy of starting and battling for minutes at two positions. Even if he manages to stay healthy for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign, Varejao is bound to see his minutes, and as a result, his production drop from last year's rates. He remains a decent double-double option to target as frontcourt depth, but don't expect the career numbers he posted last season.

2012-13

Prior to suffering a fractured wrist in February, Varejao was well on his way to putting together the best season of his career. Through 25 games, Varejao was a double-double machine, averaging career-highs in points (10.8) and rebounds (11.5). His percentages (51.4 FG, 67.2 FT) and block production (0.7) was pedestrian, but Varejao helped offset his mediocre categories by racking up 1.4 steals per game – an elite amount for a big man – and taking decent care of the ball (1.8 Turnovers). The Cavs have two young big men in Tyler Zeller and Tristan Thompson to build their frontcourt around in the future, but Varejao figures to still be one of the more prominent parts of the team for the 2012-13 season. His wrist injury is also no longer a concern, as Varejao played for Brazil in the Summer Olympics without any complications. While his skills don’t matchup to some of the more talented players at his position, Varejao is a smart player who often outhustles his opponents. He’ll play a prominent role on the Cavs again in 2012-13 and will be a good source of double-double production for fantasy squads.

2011-12

Prior to suffering a season-ending torn tendon in his right leg, Varejao was quietly putting together a career year for the Cavs. In his 31 games, Varejao averaged personal bests in points (9.7), rebounds (9.1) and blocks (1.2). The main reason for his boost in production was an increase in playing time. After Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Shaquille O’Neal both left town via free agency, Varejao was handed 32 minutes per game, which was easily the highest total of his career. Varjao underwent surgery to repair his torn tendon back in February. The original timetable for rehab was 3-4 months, so he should be back at full strength when training camps open. Cavs coach Byron Scott is a fan of Varejao’s high-energy play, and without any other legit center options on the roster, the 29-year-old Brazilian’s expanded role should carry over to the 2011-12 season. He’ll never be a big scorer, but with significant playing time in hand, Varejao is a nightly double-double threat while also providing serviceable defensive stats. Don’t hesitate to look his way late in drafts as you fill out your frontcourt.

2010-11

The departures of LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal and Zydrunas Ilgauskas mean Cleveland's remaining frontcourt players will need to step up in a big way. That should mean an increased role for Varejao, though we're not absolutely certain that's a good thing. To date, Varejao has made his living as an energy player, grabbing boards, scoring on put-backs and harassing the opposition for around 28 minutes per night; it's not at all clear that he'll have the same impact if forced into playing starter's minutes.

2009-10

Now that the contract issues are behind him and he has moved into the starting lineup, Varejao should improve on the nine double-doubles he logged last season. Varejao will contribute in four main categories; rebounds, steals, blocks and field-goal percentage, but he's no more than a role player for your fantasy team as any low-post offense will typically run through Shaquille O'Neal and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

2008-09

After missing almost half the season from contract holdout and ankle injuries, he looks to play a more pivotal role in the Cavaliers rotation this season. He sat out the Olympics to ensure his body was ready for the long NBA season. Look for Varejao to continue his erratic defensive game, while being productive on the boards. In deeper leagues he is a player that won't necessarily hurt you, but he's not likely to be more than an occasional injury fill-in.

2007-08

Varejao emerged last season as Mike Brown's go-to bench player, especially as a sub at center for older, slower Zydrunas Ilgauskas. In addition to providing a shot of energy that allowed the Cavs to quicken their tempo, Varejao impressed the defensive-minded Brown with his rebounding (6.7 per game) and willingness to take charges (99 on the season). Assuming the restricted free agent re-signs, Varejao will continue to figure heavily in the rotation, but the offensive numbers just aren't there for him to warrant serious fantasy consideration. Varejao is currently holding out for a contract extension.

2006-07

After offseason shoulder surgery delayed his 2005-2006 season debut until January, Varejao finished the 2005-2006 season with an impressive showing against the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Since then, it has been expected that coach Mike Brown would try to find a way to get Varejao more consistent minutes. Early indications are that the team would like to use him to run more high pick-and-rolls with LeBron James, the formula that enabled Varejao's postseason contributions, and have been installing plays to that effect. From January to April last season, his production increased in direct proportion to his playing time, until he finished the month of April having averaged 25.3 minutes, 7.9 points, and 8.6 total rebounds per game. The Cavs would like to see him improve his offensive production while playing him at least 20 minutes per game off the bench behind starter Drew Gooden. Newly-acquired PF/C Scot Pollard's minutes will likely come at someone else's expense because of the Cavaliers' hope in Varejao's potential.

2005-06

Varejao is out five months after surgery for his dislocated shoulder. When he returns he will see very limited minutes for the suddenly deep Cavaliers.

2004-05

The Cavs acquired the rights to Varejao along with Drew Gooden in a multi-player deal with Orlando over the summer. Gooden is expected to replace the departed Carlos Boozer at power forward and Varejao will serve as a backup. Bottom line: Varejao's main contribution this season will be keeping the bench warm.

2003-04

Varejao is a very active, energetic forward who runs the floor, crashes the glass, dives for loose balls and is really all over the court. He's a good athlete, though not a great leaper. His offense is still pretty raw. He doesn't appear to be the type of guy who could ever average more than 10 ppg in the pros. He just doesn't have enough go to moves to score consistently in the league. The Spurs love Varejao and would probably take him with the 28th pick in the draft.