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Anderson Varejao
Anderson Varejao
Position: C
Born: 09/28/82
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $10,158,574
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it was “probably fair” that the NBA assessed Anderson Varejao with a retroactive Flagrant 1 foul for his trip of Portland’s Gerald Henderson. The NBA made that announcement Tuesday morning after Varejao had originally been awarded only a technical foul for the play in which he was bumped by Henderson, then swung his leg back to trip him. Henderson confronted him and also received a technical and both were later ejected for exchanging words and earning a second technical.
“Varejao made a dirty play,” Stotts said. “It was a leg whip and I thought it was a dangerous play. I thought Gerald’s reaction to being tripped like that was appropriate, otherwise no one would’ve seen it. So, it was unfortunate that he got tossed on the second [set of double technical fouls], but you have to defend yourself, especially when somebody makes a dirty play.”
–How much time do you spend on NBA scouting, and then how does that come into play let’s say, when it comes to acquiring a player like Anderson Varejao? Schlenk: “I watch every team play in the NBA at least twice a month. So when Anderson became free, I had seen Cleveland play 10 times already. In those 10 games, Anderson had played in seven of them I believe for 60 minutes. So I can sit there and tell the group, ‘listen this guy isn’t who he was two years ago, but he’s still going to go in there and rebound, still going to go in there and play hard.’ But he’s not going to be the guy he was three years ago when arguably he and Joakim Noah were the best centers in the league.