|July 27 1:36 PM PT2:36 PM MT3:36 PM CT4:36 PM ET20:36 GMT4:36 1:36 PM MST3:36 PM EST0:36 UAE (+1)22:3616:36 ET3:36 PM CT19:36 - Varejao won't be able to play in the Olympics for host Brazil due to a herniated disc in his lower back.
Analysis: The veteran center is expected to be ready when the Golden State Warriors open training camp in September. Varejao re-signed with the Warriors earlier this month and averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 22 games with the club last season.
|July 14 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST6:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CT1:39 - Varejao has agreed to return to the Warriors on a one-year deal, his representatives confirmed via Twitter.
Analysis: The veteran center initially signed with Golden State in February, shortly after being bought out by Portland following a trade from Cleveland, where he spent his first 11 seasons. Varejao averaged 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds in 53 games with the Warriors and Cavaliers and appeared in 17 postseason games during Golden State's run to the NBA Finals.
|May 3 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST2:30 UAE (+1)00:3018:30 ET5:30 PM CT21:30 - Varejao insists he didn't deliberately trip Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
Analysis: Yet after watching the replay, he understands it sure looked like he did it on purpose - which is what Henderson thought. Varejao said it looked worse than it was. Portland coach Terry Stotts on Monday called it a "dirty play." Then Tuesday, the NBA ruled it a Flagrant 1 foul on Varejao.
|Feb. 21 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST6:33 UAE (+1)03:3321:33 ET8:33 PM CT1:33 - Varejao has officially joined the Golden State Warriors.
Analysis: Varejao joined the team Monday in Atlanta after passing a physical, a day after he agreed to a contract with the defending champions for the rest of the season. Varejao is not active for Monday night's game against the Hawks.
|Feb. 18 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET18:19 GMT2:19 11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST22:19 UAE19:1913:19 ET12:19 PM CT16:19 - Varejao has been waived by the Blazers following his acquisition from Cleveland.
Analysis: The veteran center briefly landed in Portland as part of the three-team deal in which the Cavaliers obtained Channing Frye from Orlando. Varejao, averaging just 2.6 points in 31 games this season, would have cost $9.3 million towards the 2016-17 salary cap if he remained on the roster.