HoopsHype Anderson Varejao rumors

September 3, 2014 Updates

The league's new labor agreement in 2011, thanks to one of the union's many concessions, moved up the deadline for signing qualifying offers to Oct. 1. Otherwise this saga potentially could have dragged out even longer. Or have you forgotten Anderson Varejao's foray into restricted free agency in the summer of 2007? In that instance, Varejao's agent Dan Fegan rejected what he felt was an unworthy offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers and waited until December until he landed the offer sheet he felt Varejao deserved. Charlotte eventually came through with a two-year, $11 million pact that the Cavs ultimately matched ... after playing without Varejao for the first two months of the season. ESPN.com

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How do you feel now compared to the last couple of years? Varejao: I feel pretty good. I feel like I’m 100 percent. I feel like I’m moving a lot better. I’m healthy. I feel like I’m in shape. So this helps a lot. NBA.com

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I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates. Sports Illustrated

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Before the Cavs hosted Toronto on Tuesday night, Varejao reluctantly re-visited those inglorious days. He initially declined an interview request, but after some polite prodding, the affable Brazilian shared a few thoughts on what it's like to go nearly two months without a win. "I don't really want to talk about it," he said, standing in the hallway outside Cleveland's locker room. "It's just something I really don't think about. The way it happened, to us, every game we had a chance to win. It wasn't like everyone was blowing us out. We had a lot of injuries and that's all that I can really remember, we had a lot of injuries. We had a lot of games that we had a good chance to win and we didn't. "It's just tough when you do everything right and you compete to win and it doesn't happen." USA Today Sports

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Earlier this week, Varejao predicted his good friend would cry during his speech. "Emotion's a funny thing,'' a dry-eyed Ilgauskas said. "Tears don't necessarily always describe how a person feels. Inside I was nervous and knotted up.'' Then he joked, "I didn't cry because I was on a time limit.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

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