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.Anderson Varejao Cleveland Cavaliers

Position: PF
Height: 6-10 / 2,09
230 lbs. / 104,3 kg.
Born: 9/28/82
Hometown: Colatina (Brazil)

  Strengths: Good leaping skills... Long arms... Solid shot blocker... Runs the floor well... Nice ballhandling skills for his size.
Weaknesses: Not a consistent contributor on the offensive end... A small forward or a power forward?
Season highs: 17 points vs. Ulker, 11 rebounds vs. Partizan Belgrade and two blocks vs. Cibona Zagreb.

Grew up in Franca Basquetbol Club (Brazil).
Moved to FC Barcelona (Spain) in January 2002.
Selected by the Orlando Magic as 30th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. Draft rights traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in July 2004.
Won the silver medal at the 2001 Tournament of Americas.
Won the bronze medal at the 2001 Goodwill Games.
Named MVP of the Brazilian League in 2002.
Played the 2002 World Championship with the Brazilian National Team.
Won the Euroleague and the Spanish Cup with FC Barcelona in 2003.
Won the Spanish League with FC Barcelona in 2003 and 2004.
Won the South American Championship with the Brazilian National Team in 2003.
Won the gold medal at the Pan American Games with the Brazilian National Team in 2003.
Led the 2003 Tournament of Americas in blocked shots.
Brother of Brazilian basketball star Sandro Varejao.