HoopsHype Anderson Varejao Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 20, 2014 | 06:23 PM

Sam Amico

Cavs-Bulls pregame dribbles: More on LeBron, and is Varejao now Cavs' starting center? tinyurl.com/o2keamu

Chris Haynes

#Cavs coach David Blatt says he will start Anderson Varejao at center tonight vs Bulls. Tristan Thompson will come off the bench.

Earl K. Sneed

Cavs roll with the 1st unit of LeBron, Thompson, Varejao, Waiters and Irving. #DALatCLE

Bob Finnan

#Cavs rest PF Kevin Love and F Shawn Marion vs. Dallas. Blatt might start Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao. PG Kyrie Irving to return

Jason Lloyd

Brendan Haywood starting at center tonight for #Cavs. Tristan Thompson expected to play. Varejao gets night off

Sam Amico

LeBron says he'll play "probably in the low 20s" minutes in tonight's preseason game vs Pacers at Xavier U. Andy Varejao (rest) out. #cavs

Chris Haynes

#Cavs to rest Anderson Varejao for tonight's game vs Pacers, Tristan Thompson (shoulder) will likely give it a go cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Jason Lloyd

Varejao will sit tonight. Blatt said it's a maintenance issue not an injury issue

Chris Haynes

#Cavs will sit Andy Varejao tonight vs Pacers. It's for maintenance purposes only.

Jason Lloyd

Blatt expects Varejao and Love will both be available tmrw after both banged their knees tonight. He doesn't think either is serious

Brendan Bowers

Blatt says he believes both Varejao and Love are okay after banging knees #Cavs

Bob Finnan

Cavs 81, Bucks 79, end third Q. Varejao came out after bumping knees

Jason Lloyd

I'd assume both Love and Varejao are done for the night.

Dave McMenamin

Now it's Varejao out there limping. The rookie Kirk comes in for him.

Jason Lloyd

Varejao comes right out of game.

Chris Haynes

Andy Varejao now hobbling after taking one to the knee. He is headed to the bench.

Dave McMenamin

Tristan Thompson (R shoulder) is out tonight. Varejao will start at C for the Cavs

Jason Lloyd

Tristan will not play tonight. Varejao starting at center

Matthew Dellavedova

Thanks for having us Brasil and @Anderson Varejao! Had a great time!! #NBAGlobalGames

Jason Lloyd

Ran into Marcus Delacqua, who said he's Varejao's brother-in-law, in the hotel last night. Cool shirt. http://t.co/13yFfphKDb

Chris Haynes

Emotional, teary-eyed #Cavs center @Anderson Varejao will forever remember playing @NBA game in his country of Brazil cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Chris Haynes

As you would expect, Anderson Varejao emotional as he's on the podium addressing media. Says this is an experience he'll remember forever.

Jason Lloyd

Varejao should feel betrayed the way this crowd is cheering for Heat. They may all convert to Basketballism before midnight

Shandel Richardson

Crowd just randomly breaks into a "Varejao" chant during timeout. He stands from his seat on the bench.

Jason Lloyd

Crowd chanting, I think, for Varejao to return. But that's not happening. So he stands and acknowledges crowd. Seemed to appease them

Jason Lloyd

Half: #Cavs 59, Heat 44. Love 15p,5r; Varejao 12p; Waiters 12p; TT 8p,5r; LBJ 7p,6a. MIA Wade 12p; Bosh 11p,5r. CLE 58%,11TO; MIA 40%, 11TO

Dave McMenamin

When the Cavs and Lakers talked about a Pau trade last year, LAL repeatedly expressed interest in Varejao to no avail. You can see why today

Surya Fernandez

Actually, Varejao is providing plenty of highlights for the Brazilian crowd to enjoy. Cavs have scored 7 straight to stretch the lead to 12.

Jason Lloyd

Varejao playing inspired with 12pts, shooting 6/8. LeBron has 6 assists in 14mins, in part because he's shooting 1/5 & even missed pair FTs

Chris Haynes

In the meantime it's the Andy Varejao show. He has 10 points and two boards in eight minutes. His country is going crazy.

Chris Haynes

Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson have combined for 14 points and five rebounds in 15 minutes of play. #Cavs center position solid.

Jason Lloyd

End 1Q: #Cavs 27, Heat 21. Varejao 8p; LBJ 2p, 4a; Love 4p. MIA Wade 8p, 2a; Bosh 7p,4r. CLE 50% FG, 3 TO; MIA 53%, 6 TO

Chris Haynes

End of 1st Q. #Cavs 27 Heat 21. James 2 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists. Varejao 8 points. Wade 8 points. Bosh 7 points, 4 rebounds.

Ethan J. Skolnick

I take that back: this is a Varejao crowd.

Joseph Goodman

For the Cavs: Dellavedova, Waiters, LeBron, Love, Varejao.

Jason Jackson

Varejao should run for office in Rio when he’s done playing. Crowd chanting his name was beautiful #NBAGlobalGames

Joseph Goodman

Varejao addressing the arena before the game and now the arena chanting his name.

Jason Lloyd

Bosh, Varejao addressing crowd. I have no idea what Andy is saying, but the crowd seems to be liking it.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Chris Bosh & Anderson Varejao welcome the crowd. Bosh throws in an "Obrigado." Varejao, naturally, speaks in Portuguese throughout.

Jason Jackson

Top 3 ovations here in HSBC Arena: 3: LBJ 2: Wade 1: Varejao #NBAGlobalGames #HeatNation

Chris Haynes

Huge ovation for LeBron James as he is introduced. Not surprising but even louder ovation for Anderson Varejao.

Shandel Richardson

LeBron receives ridiculous applause from the crowd when introduced in starting lineup, but it couldn't trump Varejao

Jason Lloyd

As expected, Anderson Varejao starting for #Cavs in Brazil. Place goes crazy

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron James doesn't get the last intro for the Cavaliers today. This is Anderson Varejao's country.

Jason Lloyd

Varejao working with starters today at #Cavs practice. Tristan a reserve. I'd expect Andy to start tomorrow since we're in Brazil.

Chris Haynes

Final practice before Cavs play Heat and Anderson Varejao is in with first team. Tristan Thompson on second unit. Could be Brazil gesture...

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James upstaged by Brazilian teammate Anderson Varejao bit.ly/1C1nFjD

Brian Windhorst

Kyrie Irving likely to miss time with sprained ankle but he feared worse after "freaky" collision w/Anderson Varejao: espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Jason Lloyd

For one week, Anderson Varejao just might be more popular than LeBron. Here he is holding court with Brazilian media http://t.co/uacIDrkCdB