Cleveland Cavaliers Gauging Interest in Anderson Varejao, Timberwolves Interested

Nov 30, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao (17) celebrates beating the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. The Cavaliers won 113-111. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Only a few weeks ago, Cleveland Cavaliers’ coach Byron Scott praised Anderson Varejao, claiming he was best center in the NBA, but at the moment it appears he may not be in Cleveland’s future plans.

According to, Cavaliers are gauging interest in Varejao, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are very interested in making a deal for the 6ft 11 big man.

Varejao is signed through 2015 for less than $10 million per season, which makes the veteran big man a desirable acquisition for a playoff contender.

Kevin Love made it well known that he wanted the Timberwolves to upgrade its roster. If Love and Varejao played side-by-side, Minnesota would arguably have the best rebounding frontline in the NBA.

If the Cavaliers do decide to trade Varejao, they will still have Tristan Thompson, Cleveland’s No. 4 pick in 2011 draft and Tyler Zeller, who was  selected No. 17 overall by Dallas in this year’s draft.

Could this potentially be the 5-18 Cavaliers’ last transaction in their current youth movement, or is there more to this story regarding Varejao ?

Stay tuned as this story develops.

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