January 21, 2023
By the Numbers is presented by Betway.
7 … players in Cavaliers franchise history – including Anderson Varejao – to have tallied at least 4,000 points and 4,000 rebounds.
7.5, 7.5 … points and rebounds that Anderson Varejao averaged in 596 regular season games with the Cavaliers.
1 … three-point field goal that Anderson Varejao hit in 43 career attempts – a desperation bomb to give Cleveland a three-point lead over Atlanta with 17 seconds left in a 2009 win.
8 … Anderson Varejao’s all-time franchise ranking in blocks (399) and steals (529).
25 … rebounds grabbed by the Wild Thing in a January 2014 win over Orlando – the team that originally drafted him – tying a franchise record originally set by Rick Roberson in 1972
.592 … Anderson Varejao’s winning percentage in 71 playoff games with the Cavaliers.
4 … Anderson Varejao’s all-time franchise ranking in offensive rebounds (1,486), playoff games (71), postseason steals (67) and postseason offensive rebounds (147).
35 … points scored by Anderson Varejao in a 2012 contest against the Nets in Brooklyn – the Wild Thing’s career-high scoring mark, going 16-for-21 from the floor to go with 18 boards, three assists and a pair of steals.
.572 … Anderson Varejao’s field goal percentage in 2009-10, good for 5th-best season in franchise history.
7 … Anderson Varejao’s ranking in all-time franchise history in defensive rebounds (2,968) and total rebounds (4,454).
667 … total games – regular season and playoffs – that Anderson Varejao has appeared in a Cavaliers uniform.
RETURN TO CLEVELAND CAVALIERS IN 2021
On May 4, 2021, Varejão signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team was granted a hardship exception to acquire Varejão. Ten days later, he signed a second 10-day contract.
Varejão announced his retirement following the 2020–21 season.
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