HoopsHype Anderson Varejao + Trade rumors

September 14, 2013 Updates

The 6-foot-10 Varejao will turn 31 on September 28. Naturally, he will have some trade value if he can stay healthy. But the Cavs want him to set the defensive tone inside, especially getting back to the excellent team-style defense that he played for Brown. While he was a monster on the boards under Scott, his team defense (switching off his man to defend the hoop) suffered. Of course, that was an issue for the entire team. Cleveland Plain Dealer

August 16, 2013 Updates
February 11, 2013 Updates

Varejao has one more year left on his contract after this season and a team option for the 2014-15 season. He hasn't heard his name mentioned in trade talks since his injury and says he wants to remain in Cleveland. "If they trade me, they trade me," he said. "I'm happy here. I don't want to be traded." Yahoo! Sports

February 5, 2013 Updates
January 12, 2013 Updates

Backing up the widespread notion that Cavs officials were asking for a lot in return for Varejao in trade talks with various teams, recent Hall of Fame inductee Peter Vecsey reported this week that Cleveland told the Clippers it would take DeAndre Jordan and prized reserve guard Eric Bledsoe to get him. ESPN.com

January 10, 2013 Updates
January 6, 2013 Updates

The Cavs and Minnesota Timberwolves have had discussions about a possible trade involving center Anderson Varejao, according to a report in the News-Herald. One league source told FOX Sports Ohio the sides “were and are nowhere close.” FOXSports Ohio

Sources say the Cavs and Timberwolves have talked about a Varejao trade. Minnesota would probably want the Cavs to take back forward Derrick Williams, which could be a deal-breaker. The Cavs could have interest in center Nikola Pekovic, a bruising 6-11, 290-pounder. Before anyone gets excited, forward Kevin Love is not available. Morning Journal

January 4, 2013 Updates
December 31, 2012 Updates

League sources say Varejao is one of the more talked about trade targets in the league and that there are a number of teams that would move for him. However, Cleveland values him too and unless someone makes a serious offer for Varejao, the Cavs say they don’t have interest in trading him. HoopsWorld

December 28, 2012 Updates

I’ve heard Oklahoma City as a possible destination for Anderson Varejao. They have a lot of attractive assets such as Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones, Reggie Jackson, Eric Maynor and the two first-round picks they acquired from the Houston Rockets in the James Harden trade. HoopsWorld

December 23, 2012 Updates

There are plenty of teams calling the Cavaliers about Varejao because not only is he having an All-Star season, he also has a very reasonable contract. This season, Varejao is making just $8.4 million, next season he’ll make $9.1 million and the following year he has a $9.8 million team option. HoopsWorld

December 21, 2012 Updates
December 19, 2012 Updates

Varejao is playing like an All-Star this season and he has stayed healthy. A number of teams in contention, led once again by the Timberwolves, are in the hunt for him. The Cavs want multiple young assets or draft picks back in return. Again, I don't see a perfect fit. The Bucks are a possibility, as they have a number of interesting young bigs. I wouldn't be shocked to see the Raptors go after him as well. They have a number of interesting young players (Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross anyone?) and the rumblings out of Toronto sound as though it needs to start winning now. ESPN.com

December 17, 2012 Updates

But the Cavs are notorious for asking for the moon and the stars in trade talks, and sources indicate they're playing the same game with Varejao. And, get this: At least one league executive believes the Cavaliers have no intention of trading Varejao this season, because they want to keep him around so that they can make a pitch in two years for ... wait for it ... LeBron, who can opt out of his deal with the Heat after the 2013-14 season. That's just this exec's hypothesis, though; the Cavaliers, it must be stressed, are not saying that's their plan. NBA.com

December 16, 2012 Updates

As for all the other trade "chatter" regarding Pau Gasol, Anderson Varejao, Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon, Varejao is the only one who has any chance of being moved anytime soon. Bargnani is hurt and Gasol isn't going anywhere until Steve Nash returns, per the Lakers' promise when they signed Nash that he'd be given the chance to play with Pau. Sulia

December 14, 2012 Updates

The Cavs, sources say, want multiple young assets in return for the 30-year-old, who is averaging 14.3 points and 14.8 rebounds and possesses a very manageable contract that calls for Varejao to receive $9.1 million next season with a $9.8 million team option in 2014-15. The Thunder are the rare title contender also blessed with the sort of youth/stashed draft picks to appeal to Cleveland, but sources say OKC has shown little interest to date. ESPN.com

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