Anderson Varejao put together one of the most eye-popping lines of the season Tuesday night against the Nets, finishing with 35 points and 18 rebounds in a losing effort. Tuesday's monster effort pushed Varejao's season averages to 15.9 points and 13.7 rebounds. Those numbers would easily mark career-highs for Varejao.
Is this breakout from Varejao the real thing or just a hot streak to start the season?
While Varejao's scoring numbers are inflated after Tuesday's career-high 35 points, he has shown enough improvement on the offensive end of the court to support the uptick in his scoring this season. He's shooting a personal-best 61 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the charity stripe. His high shooting percentage from the floor is a direct result of his shot selection - as we saw Tuesday, Varejao lives at the rim. As long as he continues to take the vast majority of his attempts close to the basket, a 60-percent cli
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