The Cleveland Cavaliers can ill-afford to have their starters miss time. They lost Kyrie Irving for a large chunk of time, and now for the second time this season, Anderson Varejao has had to sit out. Varejao missed last night's game against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury.
Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal says Varejao's injury is not considered serious. He is listed as day-to-day and could possibly play against the Indiana Pacers on Friday. However, Varejao's absence left a hole on the defensive side of things, and Cleveland couldn't recover.
The Cavalier rallied from 20 points down, but they still fell to the Celtics 103-91. The loss dropped the Cavaliers to 5-22 on the season. The season is lost, but the team is building toward the future and evaluating the talent they have. Players like Anderson Varejao and Kyrie Irving certianly have a future with the team, but in order to properly evaluate, the club needs their players healthy.
Varejao has averaged 14.1 points per game this season to go along with 14.4 rebounds per game. He has stepped up since LeBron James left for Miami. In his career, Varejao has averaged 7.7 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game.
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