Varejao Gaining All-Star Momentum?
(Anderson) Varejao, 29, has never been to an All-Star Game in his previous seven seasons. He was named to the NBA All-Defensive second team in 2009-10, when he also finished third in voting for the top sixth man.
Former teammate LeBron James and Heat star Dwyane Wade believe Varejao should join them in Orlando.
“I thought Andy was an All-Star in the past and he never got the nod,” James said Tuesday morning. “There’s not many players in the Eastern Conference playing good ball like he’s playing. If he does get an opportunity, it will be well-deserved. I know how hard he works.”
Wade said he believes this could be Varejao’s year.
“You have to game-plan for him. He’s not one of those guys you can say, ‘Just box him out.’ You’ve got to do other things,” Wade said. “That’s the kind of player you look for.
“I heard something about role-player slots in the All-Star Game. He would be high on the list.”