Posts Tagged ‘anderson varejao’

Varejao: Center?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The Cavs have an interesting situation at hand with the addition of Tyler Zeller. Anderson Varejao has been playing center in recent years, but Zeller’s legitimacy and history at the 5 should move Andy back to the 4. Will he produce at the same level? Will he be better? A nice piece from Hoopsworld attempts to answer the questions surrounding this move. Here’s the link.

Andy Here to Stay? Long Live Waltonia!

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Ladies love him, and so does Byron Scott, apparently.

Anderson Varejao is virtually always the subject of some trade rumors. But he isn’t worried, saying he’ll play as he always does. It speaks well for Andy’s trade value that he’s always rumored to be part of a trade- he is really a valuable asset. Wild Thing has always been a fan favorite, but if the Cavs aren’t in playoff contention and Grant can get a draft pick or two, a trade involving  Varejao could be a great thing. Here’s the link.

Apparently Byron Scott is pleased with Luke Walton’s practice performance. Interesting. It’s hard to believe he’ll have any sort of impact this year, but it’s always nice to hear about Cavs doing well. Here’s the link.

Wine v. Gold Scrimmage

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Dion to the hoop!

The Cavaliers played an intra-squad scrimmage Saturday, pitting Anderson Varejao, Tristan Thompson, Jeremy Pargo, Omri Casspi and C.J. Miles on the Gold team against Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller, Alonzo Gee and Jon Leuer on the Wine team. The Gold team won 52-44, despite a combined 25 points on 9-22 shooting from Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. What does this mean? Absolutely nothing. But it’s nice to see the young guns going at it in practice. Here’s the link.

Small Forwards and Health

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

That goatee is fantastic.

The Chronicle Online wrote a nice piece about the Cavs’ depth at the small forward position this year. I don’t really think that Omri Casspi counts as depth, exactly, but hey- to each man his own. And C.J. Miles just keeps coming through on the quotes. Here’s the link.

Also, a promising article from the Plain Dealer about the health of the team this year going into training camp. From Kyrie: “I’m 110 percent. No problems. I’ve been playing since the 15th of September. I’m just really excited to start training camp.” That’s nice to hear, isn’t it? Here’s the link.

On a side note, I think we can all agree that Kyrie NEEDS to maintain that goatee. It’s perfect. For all we know, this is the adjustment he needed to make “The Leap.”

10 Awful Things from 11-12

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Luke Harangody has no place on an NBA roster. Here’s the link.

TT’s development, and Terry’s Talking

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Over at Fear the Sword, Conrad Kaczmarek wrote a great piece on what to expect from Tristan Thompson this year. How about being blocked less often on put-back dunks? It’s getting embarrassing. Here’s the link.

Terry Pluto wrote about the Cavs in his latest edition of “Terry’s Talking.” You have to scroll about halfway down the page to find it, but he says some interesting stuff. If Luke Walton doesn’t make the active roster, Anderson Varejao will be the oldest player on the team…at 30. Here’s the link.