No deal ever manifested, but that was before the Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant.
Now with Grant out of office, could the Lakers make another play at Varejao? Lang Greene seems to think it could be a possibility.
The veteran could be a stabilizing presence in the Cavaliers’ locker room, which has been rocky all year. While the Lakers have been trying to avoiding adding long-term money, the team will potentially have a void to fill at center during the offseason and Varejao is a decent option provided he remains healthy.
The veteran ‘big man’ is due $9 million dollars next season, though the deal is only guaranteed for $4 million. That would give the Lakers time to figure out their offseason strategy, which could eventually include buying out Varejao’s deal if need be or keeping him on the books if the Lakers don’t have any luck in free agency.