Report: Warriors contemplating run at Anderson Varejao
The Golden State Warriors are among a parcel of teams considering making a run at Anderson Varejao, according to a report.
Varejao, who will clear waivers on Sunday, will have a number of suitors, and according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the reigning champions could be among them.
Coach Steve Kerr even seemed to confirm it on Friday night.
“I have not been notified of that but it makes perfect sense, right?” Kerr said. “I don’t even know, am I allowed to even mention his name? I can get fined by the NBA. I don’t even know what the rule is.”
The answer, by the way, is no, as Varejao doesn’t currently have a team. Golden State could be a fit, though, as he could play behind Andrew Bogut with Festus Ezeli expected to miss around six weeks after knee surgery. Varejao has a significant injury history of his own, but would be a pretty nice fill-in option.
According to Stein, the San Antonio Spurs also have interest in Varejao, as do the Dallas Mavericks, despite the fact that they are believed to be closing in on signing David Lee. The Thunder are also reportedly considering making a play for Varejao, who bid farewell to Cleveland after twelve seasons with the Cavaliers.