Found November 29, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
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One month into the season, Anderson Varejao is All-Star worthy. "He's the best center in the NBA right now; by far the best in the Eastern Conference," said Cavaliers coach Byron Scott. Even if you don't entirely agree with Varejao's coach, it's hard to argue with the numbers. The 6-foot-11 wild man is averaging a career-high 14.5 points. He leads the NBA at 14.9 rebounds per game. That included a whopping 22 boards against Memphis, which features two monsters of its own in Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. In Varejao's 14 games, he's grabbed at least 15 rebounds 10 times -- and at least 17 six times. But the man they called Wild Thing has always been an enthusiastic chaser of missed shots and loose balls. This is nothing new. What's been more impressive is Varejao's production on offense. Some might call it unexpected. "We don't (feature) him one bit at the offensive end, and he's averaging 14, nearly 15, points a night,&quo...
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