Cavs Announce Contract Extension For Anderson Varejao

CBS Cleveland

Anderson Varejao stayed with the Cavaliers through the team’s darkest hours after LeBron James left and now he will be sticking around through the sunny days ahead.

The Cavs announced on Friday that they have signed Varejao to a contract extension believed to be worth roughly $10 million annually for three years. Multiple reports say the final year of the deal is nonguaranteed.

In a press release announcing the extension, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin showered compliments on the 11-year Cavalier, “Anderson represents how this franchise wants to approach the game of basketball, both on the court and off.”

The Brazilian native’s name is all over the Cavaliers all-time record books. He is third in team history for offensive rebounds, fifth in defensive boards and is one of only four players in Cavs history with at least 4,000 points and 4,000 rebounds.

While loyalty has long been one of Varejao’s calling…

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