HoopsHype Anderson Varejao rumors

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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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There is of course is the annual Anderson Varejao watch. The Cavs have been reluctant to include him in trade talks, but sources around the situation say the massive dysfunction in Cleveland has them listening to a lot of things they normally wouldn’t. Basketball Insiders

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Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: Varejao says he hyperextended L knee. "I'll be fine," he said. "You guarantee?" I asked. "I'm trying to stay positive," he said. #Cavs Twitter @PDcavsinsider

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For the record, the Cavs are not working hard to make any sort of trade, especially any involving big man Anderson Varejao or guard Dion Waiters. While general manager Chris Grant is a willing listener (and admittedly likes to make deals), the Cavs are pleased with the way things have looked lately. And who could blame them? They've won five of seven since their 4-12 start. And in one of the two losses (Saturday at Miami), they were in it at the end. FOXSports Ohio

December 15, 2013 Updates

Conjecture about Anderson Varejao made sense because Morey has long admired his game. Morey tends to consider rebounding - especially offensive rebounding - as undervalued in trade talks and team building. But according to an individual familiar with discussions so far, he has not been in talks with the Cavaliers. Despite conjecture that Morey will consider deals that would send Asik to only an Eastern Conference team, a person with knowledge of talks said he has been open to deals with Western Conference teams. Houston Chronicle

Davis sat out the entire fourth quarter in the Magic’s 109-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He wasn’t having a great game, but as a veteran, he wanted the chance to be out there. Coach Jacque Vaughn went with second-year forward Andrew Nicholson (12 points, 10 rebounds) for all but 10 seconds of the fourth period. Davis finished with just six points on only five shots and had four rebounds in only 23 minutes. Nicholson had 12 points and 10 rebounds, but missed 3-of-4 shots in the final quarter and committed four fouls, picking up his fourth by shoving Cavs forward Anderson Varejao in the back. Nicholson was ejected and given a Flagrant-2. Vaughn said that Nicholson took exception to Varejao trying to show up the Magic by scoring a layup with 10 seconds left with the game in hand. Orlando Sentinel

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