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Anderson Varejao out for the season

Posted on: January 9, 2011 7:02 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2011 7:25 pm
 
Anderson Varejao is out for the season with torn ligament which will require surgery. Loss is more costly for Cavaliers than just on-court production.
Posted by Matt Moore

The Cavaliers season went from bad to worse as the Cavaliers have announced that forward-center Anderson Varejao is out for the season with a torn ligament in his leg. The injury will require surgery, ending Varejao's season according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Equally as damaging as losing Varejao's on court abilities as he leads the team in rebounds and blocks, is Varejao's value as a trade asset. Varejao is younger than Mo Williams or Antawn Jamison, but is a proven veteran that can contribute, has a large but reasonable contract that is movable, and to top it all off, is a big man who can contribute immediately. For a Cavaliers team loaded with LeBron James' trade exception, picks, and in need of moving salary, Varejao represented a significant asset for them to pursue options with at the deadline. 

Without Varejao, J.J. Hickson is likely to see an increase in minutes, though Hickson and coach Byron Scott haven't exactly been bosom buddies this season.  Leon Power was announced out earlier this week in need of knee surgery to repair a tear. So basically, the Cavaliers are having a very Cleveland week. 

A bad season gets worse. Expect a massive fire sale before the deadline as any hope of contention ended long ago and now hopes of moving forward with this core has also been derailed. 
Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Anderson Varejao out for the season

Ping pong balls won't matter this season.  This franchise has nothing right now and there isn't a player in the draft that can change things like Lebron did.  It will be years before the Cavs sniff the playoffs. 



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Anderson Varejao out for the season

I bet Lebron is doubled over in laughter.  Where's Dan Gilbert?



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Anderson Varejao out for the season

Nobody really cares

However, it is kind of humorous to see "Side Show Bob" go down with a Lebron-less Cleveland

Poor Cleveland sports fan

They won't have a pro team with a winning record for at least 4 years



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Anderson Varejao out for the season

Is there anyone who really cares about varejao and the cavs?



Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Anderson Varejao out for the season

Keep those ping pong balls coming!



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2011 12:53 am
 

Anderson Varejao out for the season

I had him coming to Orlando for JJ Redick.



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Anderson Varejao out for the season

They will still win a championship before Lebron though, haha


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