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
Anderson Varejao to start at center for Cavs, coach David Blatt said at practice. Tristan Thompson to come off bench. Both will play plenty.
Blatt says Varejao will start at C to begin the season. Tristan off the bench.
Bebe could be the Brazilian Anderson Varejao. Oh wait...
Varejao has asked for foul call all night. Says Gasol & Koufos pulling at shoulder. Finally got a call, lifted hands to heaven & said thanks
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
Cavs 107-98 Irving-28. Varejao-22- James 18-7-6 - Bulls: Rose-30 Gasol and Gibson each with 12.
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.
The big three serving as effective decoys for Anderson Varejao tonight.
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.
Anderson Varejao has been awesome tonight. Rebounds. Offense. Defense. If he can stay healthy he will benefit greatly
Varejao with a rolling hook that elicits an "oy vey" from former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt
Cavs 17-12 Varejao and James =15
Varejao will sit tonight. Blatt said it's a maintenance issue not an injury issue
Blatt expects Varejao and Love will both be available tmrw after both banged their knees tonight. He doesn't think either is serious
Cavs 81, Bucks 79, end third Q. Varejao came out after bumping knees
I'd assume both Love and Varejao are done for the night.