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Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season because of a blood clot in his lung.
The team said Monday that he is expected to fully recover but will need to take blood thinners for about three months. Varejao has been in the hospital since Thursday and will likely remain there for several more days of treatment.
The 6-foot-11 Brazilian was averaging career highs of 14.1 points and 14.4 rebounds this season. The 30-year-old Varejao missed the final 41 games with a broken wrist last year.
The Cavaliers are 10-32, second-to-last in the Eastern Conference.
General manager Chris Grant says ''we know what a competitor he is and how much he wants to be on the court helping his teammates.''
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Following last night’s win against the Cavaliers, All-Star center Al Horford was very flattering of the opponent’s fans.
Cleveland fans are great! Very impressed with the way they support their team.
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) December 29, 2012
Horford was teammates at the University of Florida for two seasons with another center in the association who’s not quite so fond...
The Cleveland Cavaliers held a "Wild Thing Wig Night" promotion at Quicken Loans Arena for Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks as a tribute to center Anderson Varejao. The first 10,000 fans received a wig modeled after Varejao's curly hair, complete with a yellow Cavs headband.
The fans seemed to enjoy wearing the wigs, and even guard Daniel Gibson...
It takes quite a lot of good marketing to get fans out to watch a 7-24 NBA basketball team, but on Friday night the Cleveland Cavaliers did just that. They had Anderson Varejao wig night for their game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Cavs lost the game like usual, but we got this great video out of it. Check it out below to see some of the wigs that came out to enjoy the game...
Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will remain on the sideline for two games this weekend because of a bruised right knee. Varejao already has missed four games with the injury and will not play against Atlanta on Friday in Cleveland or at Brooklyn on Saturday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Friday. He was hurt Dec. 18 in a game against Toronto. The NBA's leading...
Tweet Unfortunately, Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson Varejao did not take part in Friday’s 102-94 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks due to a bruised right knee. But he was in the building to see a promotion in his honor. The Cavs held “Wild Thing Wig Night“, giving away a wig that resembles the hair of [...]
Cleveland guard Daniel Gibson sustained a concussion Friday against Atlanta and will sit out the Cavaliers' game Saturday night in Brooklyn.
Gibson was injured when he collided with Atlanta's Anthony Morrow midway through the second quarter. Gibson was on the floor for several minutes before being helped to his feet. He walked to the locker room under his own power, but...
CLEVELAND -- With the game in the balance, Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters dribbled near the top of the key, passed to rookie center Tyler Zeller, who then passed it back.
Two rookies. One ball. One outcome to be determined. The results werent likely to be very good.
And they werent.
Waiters missed an off-balance jumper from the perimeter, a shot that came with enough time...
2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10 biggest sports stories affecting our local sports scene. Each day through the rest of the year, we will be counting down from ten to...
We’ve seen this episode before: three and a half great quarters and a stinker in the final few minutes. The Cavaliers went cold, quit running their offensive sets, and were unable to stop Jeff Teague as the Hawks came from nine down in the third quarter to get their revenge against the Cavaliers 102-94 in Quicken Loans Arena. The collapse spoiled a good offensive display from Kyrie...
Check out Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving as he drives the floor and throws up a nasty shot to beat the halftime buzzer against the Atlanta Hawks.
This happened a lot.
The Cavs nearly stole this one. Well, they nearly forced overtime.
Cleveland dug themselves a decent sized hole, forcing themselves to play catch-up for the bulk of the night, but they had a shot. With a player like Kyrie Irving, you always have a shot.
It wasn’t Irving’s best game; Kyrie finished with 13 points on just 5-16 shooting and was 1-6 from behind...
After yet another heartbreaking loss late in the game to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, the media gathered as usual in the press room awaiting Randy Wittman’s press conference. In a room that has seen a decrease in the number of representatives, I had a side conversation with one of the writers. I mentioned that I could probably tweet Randy Wittman’s quotes in advance...