HoopsHype Jarvis Varnado rumors

November 1, 2013 Updates

The Energy have acquired former Heat big man Jarvis Varnado from the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The young gun is fresh off winning an NBA title with Miami, but was subsequently waived by the team following training camp last month. From the Skyforce: The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that the team has acquired the third and 39th overall picks in tonight's NBA Development League Draft and second round pick in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft from the Iowa Energy in exchange for forward Jarvis Varnado and the eighth round pick in the 2014 NBA D-League Draft. Ridiculous Upside

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The Miami Heat have begun stocking their NBA Development affiliate, with Heat camp cuts Jarvis Varnado, Justin Hamilton and Larry Drew II among those invited Thursday to the Sioux Falls Skyforce's training camp. Also on the Skyforce camp roster are Anthony Mason Jr. and former NBA forward Bill Walker. Also invited to camp was Jeffrey Remmington, a former Florida Atlantic guard who advanced out of an open tryout staged last month by the Heat. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Jarvis Varnado will play on Miami’s summer league team in July and be in the fall training camp, critical moments for him to prove his standing to Heat management. Varnado, 25, is confident the Heat will keep him through his non-guaranteed contract next season, but he also understands the burden of continuing to make strides. “Most definitely, I look forward to coming back,” Varnado told RealGM. “Miami is a great city and the fans are great and my teammates are great. Right now, I just got to show what I can do in summer league and hope for it.” RealGM

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Miami last week signed rookie forward Jarvis Varnado for the rest of the season after his second 10-day deal expired. Varnado told FOX Sports Florida before Monday's game he also signed for next season, a deal that is not guaranteed. Varnado, who will make a prorated $473,604 this season and is under contract next season for $788,872, expects to be with the Heat for summer league and for training camp next fall as they continue to evaluate him. FOXSports Florida

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Chris Andersen is still working to get his wind. The Heat made moves to extend the stays of both of the backup big men on Monday, signing Varnado for the remainder of the season and giving Andersen a second 10-day contract. “It’s been a long, long, long journey for me, man,” Varnado said. “But I never got discouraged. And I knew I was going to be in the NBA one day, it just had to be the right time and place. I’m glad that the team that drafted me, signed me.” Palm Beach Post

Andersen has been participating in the intense 3-on-3 games, at practice and prior to games, with Varnado, Mike Miller, Rashard Lewis, James Jones and Dexter Pittman. And he’s been trying to fit in. “I really felt like I was being more part of the team, the second day I was here, and they brought me on stage to sing Vanilla Ice ‘Ice, Ice, Baby’ unexpected and unprepared,” Andersen said of the Battioke charity event. “I remember the song, but I don’t remember the lyrics, man. I tell you, I could not remember the words, especially when they are right in front of me. I think as soon as I got on stage and embarrassed myself for a cause, they realized what kind of character I am.” Andersen congratulated Varnado on getting signed for the season. “Now it’s on me to do the same thing,” Andersen said. This 10-day contract ends prior to the All-Star break. Regardless of his situation, he plans to spend that break back in Colorado, running mountains. Palm Beach Post

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