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Varejão signs contract, returns to Cavs for end of season – Washington, District of Columbia

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Cleveland (AP) — Anderson Varejao is back in the Cavaliers. Signed a 10-day contract on Tuesday, …

Cleveland (AP) — Anderson Varejao is back in the Cavaliers. We will sign a 10-day contract on Tuesday and start a stint celebrating the team’s 12-year run.

The 38-year-old center hasn’t played in the NBA in the Golden State since 2017. The Brazilians have agreed to return this season to finish with the injured Cavaliers.

Varejao has been with the Cavaliers since 2004-16, but with three teams before Cleveland overcame the 3-1 deficit and defeated the Golden State in the NBA Finals to end the 52-year championship drought. Traded to Portland.

The following year, Varejao signed with Golden State as a free agent and faced Cavalier in the final, a scene that plagued some of Cleveland.

Called “Wild Thing” by curly hair and hustle and bustle, Varejao was loved by Cavaliers fans for his aggressive playing style as a major contributor to the LeBron James-led team. He played 591 games for Cleveland before being traded.

“Andy embodies everything that the city of Cleveland symbolizes, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring his experience, leadership and personality back into this locker room,” said General Manager Coby Altman. I did. “His infectious work ethic and dedication to our community have gained his legitimate status throughout this organization and northeastern Ohio and strongly resonate with our entire passionate fan base. Established true praise.

“There aren’t many athletes in Andy’s career who can influence basketball games. Our players feel that they will benefit greatly from their day-to-day interactions with Andy.”

Cleveland has been granted an exception to the roster’s hardships by the NBA so that he can sign Varejao. Seven players were injured on the team, including starting point guard Darius Garland, who played against Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

After playing with the Warriors for two seasons, Varejao played in Brazil for two years. He lives in Cleveland.

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