Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/16/14
CLEVELAND - There might come a day when the Cavaliers deal center Anderson Varejao. They figure when the youngsters on the team get ready to compete, the 30-year-old Varejao is going to be too old. However, whenever they think about trading him, they should pop in a videotape of Tuesday's game, when the Cavs defeated the Washington Wizards 94-84 in the season opener for both teams. The 6-foot-11, 260-pound Varejao established career highs in rebounds (23) and assists (nine), as he took advantage of the Wizards' porous defense. It didn't help that the Wizards were missing two key big men in Nene (foot) and Kevin Seraphin (calf). Varejao finished with nine points and made 3 of 7 shots. His 23 rebounds were just two off the Cavs' record set by Rick Roberson on March 4, 1972, at Houston. "He's so valuable to us on both ends of the floor," Cavs coach Byron Scott said. Point guard Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 29 points, six rebounds and thre...
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