Cavs Lose Leader in Anderson Varejao
Anderson Varejao hasn’t played in the previous 10 games, so it’s not like the Cavaliers will be totally lost without him.
The diagnosis: A split quadriceps muscle near his right knee. That’s worse than the original “knee contusion” verdict, but on the bright side, not as bad a tear.
“He’s the heart and soul of our basketball team, so this is a big-time blow to us,” Scott said. “We’re just trying to keep him in the best of spirits. He’s so disappointed because it’s been three straight years of getting some type of injury that’s derailed him.
“This was the biggest because he was playing so well.”
Scott spoke the truth, as Varejao is leading the league in rebounding (14.4 rpg) and averaging 14.1 points. But Varejao is so much more than that. He’s the spiritual leader by example and an underrated passer with soft hands.