The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly bringing back former fan favorite Anderson Varejao for one more run.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to end a four-game losing streak Friday night against the Washington Wizards. But a recent report has fans focusing on something other than the game.
NBA insider Shams Charania broke some fairly shocking news that the Cavaliers plan to sign Anderson Varejao for the remainder of the season. Yes, the same Varejao who played for the team from 2004-16.
Cavaliers ready to run it back with Anderson Varejao
Varejao was a fan favorite during his time in Cleveland and a key contributor during LeBron James’ first run in town. However, he has not played in the NBA since 2017, so this remains surprising news.
The Cavs are a bizarre team, and while fans may be confused, the season is nearly over. So, why not?
The big man last appeared in Brazil for Flamengo, and oddly enough, was last in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. He signed there in 2016 after being traded away by the Cavaliers and cut by the Portland Trail Blazers.
This Cavaliers team is a bit of a mess, but Varejao getting any significant playing time would still be a shock. Maybe he just wants to retire with his former team?
Varejao was known around the NBA for flopping, but quickly endeared himself to fans in Cleveland. His best days were behind him a decade ago, but it will still be cool for fans to cheer him on a few more times before the regular season ends in May.
Jarrett Allen is, hopefully for fans, the future at center in Cleveland. Learning a thing or two from Varejao would be the best possible outcome from this surprise re-signing.