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2013-14 SEASON: In 65 games (29 starts), averaged 8.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.7 minutes per game… Recorded his 16th double-double of the season with 11 points on 5-8 (.625) shooting and a team-high 12 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench against Detroit on Apr. 9… Tallied eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds in 29 minutes at Brooklyn on Mar. 28… Notched his 15th double-double of the year with 12 points on 5-9 (.556) shooting and a game-high 16 rebounds in 31 minutes at Detroit on Mar. 26… Double-Doubles–16 on the season, 88 in career; DNP-CD’s –1 on the season; DND’S–2 on the season; NWT’S–3 on the season; Injury List – Missed 3 games from Jan. 28–Feb. 1 due to a left knee contusion and hyperextension; Missed 12 games from Feb. 11-Mar. 7 due to a sore back; Missed 1 game on April 2 due to a right AC joint sprain; Inactive List–11 on the season.


2012-13: Played in 25 games (all starts)…averaged 14.1 points on .478 shooting, 14.4 rebounds (5.5 offensive), 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals in 36.0 minutes per game…set career highs in points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game, steals per game and double-doubles (16) at the time of his injury on Dec. 18…prior to his injury, he led all qualifying NBA players in rebounds per game, offensive rebounds per game (5.5) and defensive rebounds per game (8.9) and was tied for second in double-doubles…recorded a double-double in a career-high 10 straight games from Nov. 18 – Dec. 5, becoming the third player in Cavs history to post 10 straight double-doubles in a single season, joining Kenny Carr (10 straight in 1980-81) and Elmore Smith (11 straight in 1977-78)… recorded 15 games of 15 rebounds-or-more and two games of at least 20 reboundsor- more…scored at least 10 points and grabbed 15 or more rebounds, including five or more off the offensive glass, in 10 straight games from Nov. 18 – Dec. 5…the only other NBA player to score 10 points and grab at least 15 rebounds with five offensive boards in 10 straight games (since the league began recording offensive rebounds in the 1973-74 season) was Moses Malone, who had a 12-game streak for the 1978-79 Rockets (Elias)…became the first Cavs player in franchise history to have 10 straight games of at least 15 rebounds (Nov. 18 – Dec. 5) and the first NBA player to do so since Kevin Love (10 games in November/December 2010)…in an Opening Night win over Washington on Oct. 30, recorded nine points, a career-high 23 rebounds (12 offensive) and nine assists to become the second player in NBA history to tally those numbers in a team’s first game (Wilt Chamberlain on Oct. 18, 1967) and first player to put up those numbers in any regular season game since March 20, 1987 (Charles Barkley)…scored a career-high 35 points on 16-21 (.762) shooting and added 18 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 37 minutes, becoming the first player to tally at least 35 points, 18 rebounds and shoot .750 from the field since Shaquille O’Neal on March 21, 2003 (48 points, 20 rebounds, .792 FG%)…posted 15 points on 7-11 (.636) shooting, 22 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 37 minutes at Memphis on Nov. 26…had back-to-back games with 20 points, 18 rebounds and three assists on Nov. 27 versus Phoenix and Nov. 30 at Atlanta…finished the month of November with 204 rebounds in 14 games, the second-most rebounds in a calendar month for any player in Cavaliers history…only Rick Roberson posted a higher rebound total over a calendar month, taking down 205 rebounds through 16 games in December 1971…led the team in scoring four times, rebounds 23 times, assists four times, steals nine times and blocks eight times…scored 10-19 points 12 times, 20-29 five times and 30 or more points once… missed game on Nov. 7 with a sore right knee…missed games from Dec. 19-April 17 with a vastus medialis split/surgery…was placed on the Inactive List 57 times for the year.

2011-12: Played in 25 games (all starts)…averaged 10.8 points on .514 shooting, 11.5 rebounds (4.4 offensive), 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.4 minutes per game…set career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and double-doubles (14) at the time of his injury on Feb. 10…scored 13 points to go along with 12 rebounds (five offensive), five assists, four steals and two blocks in 34 minutes against the Timberwolves on Jan. 6, becoming the first Cavalier to record at least those numbers since LeBron James put up 31 points, 19 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and three blocks against Charlotte on Jan. 11, 2008…recorded a career-high 20 rebounds (also a career-high 10 offensive rebounds) to go along with a season-high 20 points on 10-17 (.588) and two assists in 41 minutes against Boston on Jan. 31, becoming the first Cavalier to record at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Carlos Boozer on March 30, 2004 when he had 23 points and 20 rebounds versus the Dallas Mavericks and the first Cav to record at least 20 points and 20 rebounds with 10 offensive rebounds in a game since Kenny Carr had 27 points and 20 rebounds (11 offensive rebounds) against the New York Knicks on February 12, 1981…recorded a double-double with 17 points on 8-13 (.615) shooting and 17 rebounds in 33 minutes versus Dallas on Feb. 4…led the team in scoring once, rebounds 21 times, steals seven times and blocks nine times…scored 10-19 points 16 times and 20 or more points once…missed games from Feb. 11-April 26 with a right wrist fracture (non-displaced)…was DND 13 times and NWT once on the season…was placed on the Inactive List 24 times for the year.

2010-11: Played in 31 games (all starts) …averaged career highs in points (9.1), rebounds (9.7) and blocks (1.2)…also shot .528 from the field and averaged 1.5 assists in 32.1 minutes per game…notched seven double-doubles on the season…scored a season-high 23 points on a perfect 10-10 and grabbed 12 rebounds at Philadelphia on Nov. 5, becoming only the third Cavalier all-time to be perfect from the field with at least 10 attempts…pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds and added 14 points and four blocks against New York on Dec. 18…recorded 14 points, nine rebounds, a season-high five steals and three blocks against Orlando on Dec. 28…led the team in scoring twice, rebounds 23 times and blocs 17 times…grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 16 of his 31 games…scored 10-19 points 10 times and 20 or more points once…missed 51 games: Oct. 29 for personal reasons, Nov. 13 due to a rib contusion, Jan 1-2 (two games) due to a non-displaced maxilla fracture and from Jan. 7-April 13 (47 games) due to a right ankle/foot injury…

2009-10: Played in 76 games (seven starts)…posted career best in field goal percentage (.572), free throw percentage (.663), assists per game (1.1), steals per game (0.9), blocks per game (0.9), assists (87), blocks (67) and double-doubles (11)…averaged 8.6 points in 28.5 minutes per game…named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team…also finished third in voting for NBA Sixth Man of the Year and received 18 votes for Defensive Player of the Year…ranked third in the NBA in total plus/minus (514) and plus/minus average (6.8), 17th in offensive rebounds per game (2.5) and 28th in rebounds per game (7.6)…among all reserves (69 games), led all bench players in total plus/minus (438), plus/minus average (6.3) and offensive rebounds per game (2.5) while ranking second in total rebounding average (7.5) and ninth in blocks per game (0.9)…scored a season-high 22 points on 10-17 (.588) shooting, both career highs, and added 10 rebounds on Dec. 11 versus Portland…hit his first career three-pointer to provide the go-ahead basket on Dec. 30 versus Atlanta; finished with 14 points and nine rebounds…grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds and added nine points at Denver on Jan. 8…posted 16 points on 8-10 shooting (.800), 10 rebounds and a season-high tying three assists versus Detroit on March 5…scored in double figures in six straight games from Feb. 23 – March 5, which tied the longest streak of his career, and averaged 13.5 points on .750 shooting and 8.5 rebounds in 27.0 minutes over that span…in 13 games during March, averaged 9.6 points on an NBA-best .692 shooting and 7.8 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game…scored 10 or more points on 32 occasions (Cavs were 29-3 in those games) and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 18 times (Cavs were 15-3 in those games)…recorded a career-high 11 double-doubles (Cavs were 10-1 in those games)…led or tied for the team lead in rebounding 27 times, in steals on 19 occasions and 22 times in blocks…missed two games and placed on the Inactive List from Nov. 17-18 with a hip contusion and four games from March 28 – April 4 due to a sore left hamstring…

2008-09: Played in 81 games (42 starts) …posted career bests in scoring (8.6) and minutes (28.5)…also averaged 7.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 0.9 steals…in a career-best 42 starts, averaged 9.9 points on .542 shooting, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 32.3 minutes per game…in 39 games off the bench, averaged 7.1 points on .526 shooting, 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 24.4 minutes per game…was second in the NBA in offensive fouls drawn (52), tied for 30th in defensive rebounds per game (5.1) and ranked 31st in rebounds per game (7.2)…posted career bests in scoring (26), field goals made (9), field goals attempted (14), free throws made (8) and free throws attempted (13) versus Chicago on Jan. 2; also added eight rebounds and three steals in 31 minutes…grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds at Toronto on Feb. 18…put up 18 points on a perfect 8-8 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds at Sacramento on March 13…averaged 12.2 points on .674 shooting and 8.3 rebounds over a six-game stretch from March 22 – April 2…scored 10 or more points on 30 occasions (25-5) and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 15 times (11-4)…recorded a then career-high nine double-doubles…led or tied for the team lead in scoring once, in rebounding 26 times, in steals on 17 occasions and 19 times in blocks…missed one game and placed on the Inactive List on April 5 due to right wrist contusion…

2007-08: Played in 48 games (13 starts)…averaged 6.7 points on .461 shooting while setting career highs in rebounds per game (8.3) and assists per game (1.1)…in 13 games as a starter, averaged 7.9 points and 10.1 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game…ranked third among all NBA reserves with 7.7 rebounds per game (min. 30 games)…totaled six double-doubles (Cavs were 5-1 in those games)…tied his then career high with 17 points on 8-9 shooting and added 12 rebounds and three assists at Charlotte on April 2…doubled up with 16 points and a career-high tying 18 rebounds versus Charlotte on Jan. 11…over a three-game span from Jan. 11-17, averaged 13.0 points on .556 shooting and 13.0 rebounds…tallied 15 points, 16 rebounds and a career-best six assists versus Indiana on March 8…averaged 13.3 points and 11.3 rebounds from March 8-12…scored 10 or more points on 12 occasions (Cavs went 11-1 in those games) and grabbed 10 or more rebounds 13 times…led or tied for the team lead in rebounds 16 times, in assists once, in steals nine times and in blocks on nine occasions…was placed on the Inactive List from Jan. 30 – Feb. 20 and Feb. 24 with a left ankle sprain (12 games)…did not dress on Feb. 22 with a left ankle sprain…

2006-07: Played in 81 games (six starts)…averaged 6.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per game…in six games as a starter, averaged 12.0 points on .577 shooting and 11.3 rebounds per game…set career highs in games (81), free throws made (165) and attempted (268) and steals (76)…ranked second among all NBA reserves in rebounds per game (6.4)…scored 17 points on 7-10 shooting and added eight rebounds at New Orleans/Oklahoma City on Dec. 11…played a career-high 42 minutes versus Philadelphia on Jan. 24 and posted 10 rebounds…led or tied for the team lead in scoring and assists once, in rebounds 25 times, in steals on 18 occasions and in blocks 19 different times…posted seven double-doubles (Cavs went 6-1 in those games)…averaged 11.8 points on .488 shooting and 10.2 rebounds during a five-game stretch from Dec. 6 – 15…grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 18 games and scored in double figures on 20 occasions…Cavs went 9-3 when he scored 12 or more points in game…missed game and placed on Inactive List on Dec. 29 versus Milwaukee with a neck strain…

2005-06: Played in 48 games (four starts)…averaged 4.6 points on .527 shooting, 4.9 rebounds and 0.7 steals in 15.8 minutes per game…in four games as a starter, averaged 8.0 points and 7.8 rebounds in 29.3 minutes per game…led or tied for the team lead in steals nine times, rebounds six times and blocks five times…scored in double figures on eight occasions…led the team in field goal percentage (.527)…recorded at least one steal in 22 of his 48 games…in 11 games during the month of April, averaged 7.9 points on .569 (29-51) shooting and 8.5 rebounds…in the final three games of the season, averaged 13.3 points on .591 (13-22) shooting and 10.3 rebounds per game while scoring in double figures in each game…in games in which he played 20 minutes or more this season, the team was 13-2…tied his career high in points (14) and shattered his career high in rebounds (18) versus Atlanta on April 19…posted his first career double-double with 11 points and a season-high tying 14 rebounds versus Philadelphia on April 4…tied his career high with 14 points, including 12 in the third quarter, to go along with four rebounds at Boston on April 17…made his return to the Cavaliers lineup on Jan. 12 against the Lakers in Los Angeles…missed the first 32 games of the season with a dislocated right shoulder…was a DNP-CD on two occasions…

2004-05: Played in 54 games, averaging 4.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in 16.0 minutes per game…led the Cavaliers in field goal percentage (.513)…ranked first in the NBA in steals per turnover (1.58) and fourth in the NBA in offensive rebounds per 48 minutes (6.1)…ranked second among rookies in offensive rebounds per 48 minutes (6.1) and fourth in total rebounds per 48 minutes (14.3)…scored 14 points at Dallas on March 26 and grabbed 14 rebounds at Utah on Jan. 15…over a span of 11 games from Jan. 3-24, recorded six games with 10 or more rebounds, averaging 7.9 rebounds over that span…recorded eight or more rebounds on 11 occasions…spent 11 games on the Injured List from Feb. 1-27 and did not dress in six games with a left high ankle sprain…missed six games on the Injured List with left knee patella tendinitis from Nov. 17-29…

2003-04: Appeared in 27 regular season games for F.C. Barcelona, averaging 7.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game…in 18 Euroleague games, averaged 7.7 points and 5.1 rebounds…scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Cibona of Croatia…posted 13 points, 11 rebounds and four steals against Partizan Belgrade…

2002-03: Played in three games for F.C. Barcelona before being used in Eurloeague games only…in 20 Euroleague games, averaged 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds…scored 17 points in 22 minutes against Benetton Treviso of Italy…scored nine points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked five shots against Alba Berlin of Germany…

2001-02: Played in two games for F.C. Barcelona and in nine games in the Euroleague…named the MVP of the Brazilian league following the 2001 season in which he averaged 17.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game.

Selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round (30th overall pick) of the 2004 NBA Draft.

Acquired in a trade along with Drew Gooden and Steven Hunter on July 23, 2004 from the Orlando Magic in exchange for Tony Battie and two future second round picks.

PERSONAL: Is a member of the Brazilian National Team and a former member of Brazil’s Junior National the younger brother of Sandro Varejao, who played basketball in the Big East Conference at West Virginia...played for F.C. Barcelona overseas before playing in the NBA.

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 273 lbs./ 123.8 kg
Born: September 28, 1982
From: Santa Teresa, Brazil
Draft: 2nd Round (30th pick) 2004 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2004
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Portland Trail Blazers 2015 - 2015
  Golden State Warriors 2015 - 2015
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2005 - 2015
  Orlando Magic 2004 - 2004
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: FC Barcelona/Brazil

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