Anderson Varejao should probably take a rest:
The Cavaliers aren’t terribly concerned about a right ankle injury Anderson Varejao suffered on Wednesday while playing for Brazil in Spain during a warm-up game for the world championship.
“We have been in contact,” Cavs General Manager Chris Grant said via email. “Doesn’t sound serious, but we are still gathering info.”
Varejao, who could start at center or power forward for the Cavs this season, had to leave the game against Spain in Logrono, Spain, when former Magic draft pick Fran Vazquez fell on his right ankle.
Andy already has a bulky back, now he’s tweaking his ankle. Sweet. Varejao is banged up before the season even starts. No way that comes back to bite the Cavs.
For what it’s worth, the Cavaliers are saying it’s not that badly hurt. So that’s good. Andy is one of the Cavs prime assets. He’s a great defender and rebounder (great, I say!) and while his contract isn’t great (he makes between $8 and $9 million per year until 2014/15), there are worse contracts out there. A healthy Varejao is a valuable thing.