Jan 10, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (17) reacts during the second half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Cavaliers won 113-102. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Anderson Varejao fakes behind the back pass, finishes with jam (GIF)


The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to gear themselves up for a deep run in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and part of that success will come from the talent of a young and powerful roster. They’ve made additions, like adding Luol Deng from the Chicago Bulls, but the core of the Cavs roster continues to try and do what they can.

One of those guys is Anderson Varejao, who threw down a wicked slam dunk on Wednesday night after faking a behind the back pass that everyone bought.

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It’s hard to determine what’s best about this play. Varejao’s steal form Joakim Noah was the weakest and easiest steal we’ve seen in a while, and his run down the court added to the comedic effect.

But the slam dunk was serious business, and the Cavs would love more of that out of Varejao.

 

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