Former Cleveland Cavaliers brazen Anderson Varejao reliable Sunday that he will join a fortifying NBA champion Golden State Warriors.
Varejao, who was waived by Portland after a Blazers acquired him from a Cavs, told Cleveland.com in a content summary that he concluded to a understanding with a Warriors.
Varejao privileged waivers Sunday and will acquire a veterans smallest with Golden State for a residue of a season, sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein.
The Warriors, who possess a NBA’s best record during 49-5, were competing with a opposition Spurs for Varejao, who spent his initial 11-plus seasons with Cleveland.
Varejao, 33, seemed in 31 games this deteriorate for a Eastern Conference-leading Cavs, averaging 2.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. But a 6-foot-10 Brazilian will supplement much-needed distance to a Warriors, who are short-handed along their front line since of injuries.
Golden State would have to recover a actor to emanate an open register spot, though it has a need for an additional writer on a front line with Festus Ezeli recuperating from arthroscopic knee medicine and Andrew Bogut nursing an Achilles injury.
Varejao was dealt to Portland on Thursday before a league’s annual trade deadline as partial of a three-team barter that landed Channing Frye with a Cavaliers. The Blazers soon concluded to relinquish Varejao notwithstanding a dual years and scarcely $14 million in guaranteed income left on his agreement after this season.
ESPN’s Marc Stein contributed to this report.