HoopsHype Anderson Varejao Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 25, 2014 | 10:13 AM

Jason Lloyd

Chemistry with LeBron James earns Anderson Varejao starting center spot in Cavs’ opener: INDEPENDENCE: LeBron ... bitly.com/1tyzqO5

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade

Anderson Varejao announced as Cleveland Cavaliers' starting center for opening night ow.ly/2PEX6X

Jason Lloyd

Chemistry with LeBron James earns Anderson Varejao starting center spot in Cavs’ opener: INDEPENDENCE: LeBron ... bit.ly/1tyzqO5

Lang Greene

Right move for Blatt to start Anderson Varejao over Tristan Thompson. Vet guy. Also a LeBron favorite. Can't risk early tension as rook HC

Jason Lloyd

Chemistry with LeBron earns Anderson Varejao starting center spot in Cavs’ opener: INDEPENDENCE: LeBron James ... bit.ly/1txLrTT

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers: Anderson Varejao to start at center in opener bit.ly/1rvHhro

Dave McMenamin

New story: Varejao will start at C over Tristan to begin the season, in part because of his comfort w/ LeBron es.pn/1nD39ET

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade

Anderson Varejao is the #Cavs opening night starting center. ow.ly/DiO4k

Chris Fedor

Anderson Varejao announced as #Cavs starting center for opening night. cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Kurt Helin

Anderson Varejao to start over Tristan Thompson at center for Cavaliers dlvr.it/7Jc4Df

Not about @Cleveland Cavaliers starting @Anderson Varejao but rather who finishes. @Tristan Thompson still very, very important. Excited for #Cleveland

Sam Amico

Anderson Varejao to start at center for Cavs, coach David Blatt said at practice. Tristan Thompson to come off bench. Both will play plenty.

Royce Young

Anderson Varejao, not Tristan Thompson, is the Cavs' starting center cbsprt.co/1tsLJeW http://t.co/4G1jRsE0yB

Dave McMenamin

Blatt says Varejao will start at C to begin the season. Tristan off the bench.

Chris Haynes

#Cavs coach David Blatt says Anderson Varejao will start at center on opening night. Tristan Thompson will come off the bench.

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers: Anderson Varejao expected to win starting job at center bit.ly/1tlX4gP

Eric Koreen

Bebe could be the Brazilian Anderson Varejao. Oh wait...

Jason Lloyd

Varejao has asked for foul call all night. Says Gasol & Koufos pulling at shoulder. Finally got a call, lifted hands to heaven & said thanks

Jason Lloyd

What is LeBron's impact? Varejao scored 22pts in 23mins vs. Bulls, rarely shot outside 8 feet. Tonight w/out LBJ Andy is scoreless in 12mins

Kamenetzky Brothers

Dunno, and a valid question. AK RT @MyClippers: will this be the first year that Love, Kyrie and Varejao play a whole season without injury?

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 107-98 Irving-28. Varejao-22- James 18-7-6 - Bulls: Rose-30 Gasol and Gibson each with 12.

Jason Lloyd

Final: #Cavs 107, Bulls 98. Irving 28p,7a; Varejao 22p,8r; LBJ 18p,7r,6a; Love 9p,13r. CHI Rose 30p. CLE 49%, 9 TO; CHI 42%, 10 TO

Bob Finnan

#Cavs 107, Bulls 98, final. Cavs improve to 5-1 in preseason. Kyrie Irving has 28 points, Anderson Varejao 22

Sam Amico

Cavs scoot by Bulls 107-98. Kyrie 28 pts, Varejao 22, LeBron 18, Love 13 rebs. And Derrick Rose, wow. 30 pts. Not a bad game for preseason.

Bob Finnan

Bulls guard Derrick Rose has game-high 27 points. Anderson Varejao has 22 for #Cavs

Jason Lloyd

End 3Q: #Cavs 82, Bulls 75. Varejao 22p,8r; Irving 19p,4a; LBJ 14p,6r,6a. CHI Rose 27p; Gasol 9p,6r. CLE 49%, 9TO; CHI 41%, 6 TO

Kevin Pelton

The big three serving as effective decoys for Anderson Varejao tonight.

Sam Amico

Bulls' Rose looking fantastic, but Varejao & Cavs mostly having way near basket. Halftime dribbles from Columbus: foxsports.com/ohio/story/cle…

Chris Haynes

Derrick Rose has scored 20 first half points and is 8-12 from field. Cavs lead 51-49. Varejao has 16 points, 5 boards. James with 14 points.

Jason Lloyd

Half: #Cavs 51, Bulls 49. Varejao 16p,5r; LBJ 14p,4r; Love 2p,8r; Irving 8p,4a. CHI Rose 20p,4r. CLE 46%, 5 TO; CHI 43%, 3 TO.

Bob Finnan

#Cavs 51, Bulls 49, halftime. Anderson Varejao has 16 points, LeBron James 14

Chris Fedor

Anderson Varejao has been awesome tonight. Rebounds. Offense. Defense. If he can stay healthy he will benefit greatly

Jason Lloyd

End 1Q: #Cavs 21, Bulls 17. Varejao 8p,3r; LBJ 7p; Love 0p,7r. CHI Rose 4p. CLE 39%, 2TO; CHI 30%, 1TO

Chris Haynes

After one quarter, the #Cavs lead the Bulls 21-17. Varejao with 8 points, 3 rebounds. James has 7 points, 3 rebounds. Love has seven boards.

Sam Smith

Varejao with a rolling hook that elicits an "oy vey" from former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt

Chuck Swirsky

Cavs 17-12 Varejao and James =15

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.