Anderson Varejão

Anderson França Varejão ( born September 28, 1982) is a Brazilian professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Varejão was selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft, 30th overall. 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. He spent 12 seasons in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers, endearing himself to his teammates with his hustle and becoming one of the franchise’s most popular players. Varejão is also a regular member of the Brazilian national team, winning a gold medal in 2003 at the Pan American Games.




Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2010)
Euroleague champion (2003)
FIBA Americas Championship
Silver medal – second place 2001 Neuquén National team
Gold medal – first place 2005 Santo Domingo National team
Gold medal – first place 2009 San Juan National team
South American Basketball Championship
Gold medal – first place 2003 Montevideo National team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo National team