HoopsHype Anderson Varejao rumors

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are engaged in serious talks with center Anderson Varejao on a contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Talks have progressed in recent weeks, but there's no agreement imminent, sources said. Varejao, 32, could become an unrestricted free agent in July 2015. Nevertheless, he and Cavaliers officials have a mutual desire to reach an agreement in the near future and continue a 10-year partnership. Cavaliers star LeBron James has a strong bond with Varejao, with whom he played six seasons before James left Cleveland in 2010 to sign with the Miami Heat. Yahoo! Sports

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James told every player from fellow All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to the guys just hoping to make the team what was expected during the upcoming season. "I was looking like, 'Wow.' That's crazy that he broke down every individual thing he wants guys to do," Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters told Yahoo Sports. "He wrote down every player from the guy in training camp who may be here or may not be here. …It was unbelievable. It was great." Said Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao: "He used to talk individually to the players before, but not like that." Yahoo! Sports

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As the Cleveland Cavaliers were preparing for their trip to Brazil, head coach David Blatt asked Anderson Varejao for advice, and "Wild Thing" provided some unique insight. "He told everybody to bring their Speedos," Blatt said on Monday with a chuckle. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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And through it all, Varejao's love for Cleveland never wavered. He has been committed to the city since Day 1 and allowed his heart to direct his path. He's now reaping the benefits of being patient. "I don't see myself playing anywhere else. This is where I want to win a championship," Varejao said. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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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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