Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources on @The Vertical: Golden State is waiving Anderson Varejao, clearing way to sign D-League guard Briante Weber to a 10-day contract
Diamond Leung: Anderson Varejao has renewed his contract with the Warriors for another year, according to his PR agency.
Marc Stein: The Warriors are nearing agreement on re-signing Brazilian big man Anderson Varejao to a one-year contract, according to league sources.
The 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Anderson Varejao to a contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Diamond Leung: Anderson Varejao drew interest from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks & San Antonio Spurs, according to his agency.
Marc J. Spears: The Warriors cut forward Jason Thompson to make roster room for Anderson Varejao, a source said.
Jeff Zillgitt: Varejao narrowed his choices to Warriors and Spurs. Would be something if he won title vs. Cavs. twitter.com/usatodaynba/st…
Shams Charania: Andy Varejao has reached agreement with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell The Vertical.
Marc J. Spears: Adding to @Shams Charania report, Warriors sign forward-center Anderson Varejao to a vet minimum deal for the rest of the season.
Marc Stein: Golden State has emerged as the heavy favorite to sign Anderson Varejao after he clears waivers later today, according to league sources.
Paul Garcia: On the Anderson Varejao rumor with the Spurs, SA is already maxed with 15 contracts. Jonathon Simmons is least expensive ($525K), but he's a rotation piece. Rasual Butler, Matt Bonner and Ray McCallum all make $947K, so if Varejao agreed to sign with SA, one of those 3 would likely get waived.
Marc Stein: With David Lee and Steve Novak off the market, attention turns to Anderson Varejao, who is drawing interest from Warriors, Spurs and Thunder
Sam Amick: Warriors are doing their due diligence on Anderson Varejao, but you have to wonder if the if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it rule doesn't apply.
Sam Amick: They'd have to cut a player to make room for him, plus I'd wonder how Festus Ezeli - who is a restricted free agent this summer - might feel.
Sam Amick: Last & not least, this is not the same Anderson Varejao from a few years ago. BUT Jason Thompson hasn't panned out, so worth looking at.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Warriors are among the playoff teams, along with Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Dallas, currently investigating the prospect of signing Varejao, who is scheduled to clear waivers Sunday after his trade from Cleveland to Portland and subsequent release by the Trail Blazers.
Sources say Varejao, for his part, plans to take the weekend to clear his head before seriously thinking about his next destination. The Cavaliers are the only team Varejao has played for in his 12 NBA seasons, prompting the Brazilian to issue a warm thank you letter to Cavs fans Friday.
Marc J. Spears: Anderson Varejao still shocked about being traded by Cavs, source said, but clears waivers Sat, is getting moderate interest & is in no rush. Anderson Varejao was one of those rare NBA players to play over 10 seasons with one team with 12 in Cleveland. Change certainly will be odd.
Lets Go Warriors: Kerr said he wanted to talk about the skill set of Anderson Varejao but didn't want to incur a $10k fine. #Warriors https://t.co/Z1PR9MsVYF
The Warriors were understandably quiet at the trade deadline and would have to open a spot on their 15-man roster to sign Varejao if they decide to go ahead with recruiting him and mutual interest ensues. But the reigning champs also appear to have a need for an extra big body inside given the recent loss for at least six weeks of key backup Festus Ezeli to knee surgery.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that Golden State is among the teams contemplating a run at soon-to-be free agent Anderson Varejao
Shortly after the trade was officially announced, the Blazers waived Varejao, making him a free agent. Per league rules, the Cavs, even if they want him back, are ineligible to re-sign him for one year. That likely won't stop another team from showing interest, with the Atlanta Hawks being a possibility now that they are without big man Tiago Splitter.
May 8, 2021 | 6:38 pm EDT Update
Fred Katz: How crazy is this run Westbrook has been on of late? He has a chance to tie Oscar Robertson’s all-time triple-double record of 181 tonight. He has been in the NBA for 13 years. And more than 11 percent of his career triple-doubles have come in the last six weeks.
Jon Krawczynski: Asked Rubio if he’d try to get @Alex Rodriguez to pay his technical fine: “I will definitely call the league to see if they can take the fine out. Should he be the one to take it? I don’t think that’s a good way to introduce myself, to be honest with you.”
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse tells a story about going fishing with Jonas Valanciunas in Lithuania one time. “I have never seen a guy so happy when he was reeling in a fish. So intense, so excited. I just told him next year when we’re out on the floor I’m going to tell you to rebound like it’s a fish.”
May 8, 2021 | 5:28 pm EDT Update
Scott Agness: Pacers assistant coach Greg Foster is back, and continues working with Goga Bitadze. They hugged before beginning pre-game warmups.