Originally written December 03, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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Anderson Varejao is having, without question, the best year of his career. He’s the league’s leading rebounder, and it’s not close. Varejao is pulling down 15.3 boards per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Zach Randolph, who’s sitting in second, is at 12.7. On top of that, Varejao is also averaging 15.1 points per game. His previous career high was 10.6 points per game last year. Varejao is pretty much a guaranteed double-double every night. He’s going to be on the wish lists of a lot of teams as the trade deadline approaches. In fact, he may be the most coveted prize of this year’s trading season. In the past, the Cavs have been willing to part with the eight-year veteran, but they’ve asked too high a price. This year the price might be worth paying, but ironically, it might not be what the Cavs want. Cleveland has always asked for a lottery pick (or a couple) for Varejao, but no one wanted to give up that much for a big man who was just going to put up eight and eight. Now t...
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