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Anderson Varejao to return to Warriors on one-year deal


As if the Warriors weren’t already going to be enough of a spectacle next season, now they are set to bring back their resident circus performer.

According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Thursday, Golden State is nearing an agreement to re-sign 12-year NBA veteran big man Anderson Varejao to a one-year deal.

The 33-year-old Brazilian signed with the Warriors in February and was a part of the frontcourt rotation during their latest NBA Finals run. While Varejao was good for some comic relief in the playoffs with his air-dancing antics, he is really more of a gimmick player at this stage of his career. No longer capable of making a worthwhile contribution to winning basketball, Varejao’s bumbling presence on the floor during Games 5, 6, and 7 of the Finals ultimately helped win the championship for the Cavaliers.

Varejao might not be totally horrendous at the veteran’s minimum. But with a grand total of 2.6 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Dubs last season, hopefully, for their sake, they won’t have to rely on Varejao to play meaningful minutes any longer.


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