17 Powerful Secrets Of Anderson Varejao

1. From 1998 to 2002, Varejão played for Franca Basquetebol Clube in the city of Franca, São Paulo.

2. After averaging 17.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3 blocks per game in the first half of the 2001–02 season for Franca, Varejão signed with FC Barcelona Bàsquet of the Liga ACB in January 2002.

3. In nine Euroleague games, he averaged 4.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.

4. In 2002–03, Varejão appeared in four regular season Liga ACB games for Barcelona, averaging 8.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

5. While Varejão did not play in the 2003 Liga ACB playoffs, Barcelona, led by Juan Carlos Navarro, Šarūnas Jasikevičius and Dejan Bodiroga, won the Liga ACB championship.

6. Varejão also played in 22 Euroleague games , helping Barcelona to their first ever Euroleague championship.

7. He later scored one point in the Euroleague championship game against Benetton Treviso.

8. In 2003–04, Varejão appeared in 27 regular season Liga ACB games for Barcelona, averaging 7.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

9. Varejão once again did not play in the playoffs, but Barcelona, led by Navarro and Bodiroga, won its second straight Liga ACB championship.

10. Varejão also played in 18 Euroleague games, averaging 7.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

11. Varejão was selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft, 30th overall.

12. On July 23, 2004, the Magic traded Varejão, along with Drew Gooden and Steven Hunter, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Tony Battie and two future second-round picks.

13. After missing the first 32 games of the 2005–2006 season with a dislocated right shoulder, Varejão played in 48 games played , and in under 16 minutes a game averaged 4.8 points and 4.6 rebounds.

14. It does not appear, however, that the fans were successful, as the Philadelphia Flyers now claim to have the wig wearing record with 9,315.

15. In the 2006–2007 season, Varejão received increased minutes from Mike Brown.

16. In 81 games played , he averaged 6.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and was a staple on defense taking 99 charges in the season.

17. Varejão had a career high 17 points on December 11, 2006 against the New Orleans Hornets and a season high 17 rebounds against the Utah Jazz on February 14.

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