Bobcats Sign Cavs Holdout Varejao To Offer Sheet
Old 12-04-2007, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WOW ... what a great frontcourt for the future for Charlotte. Okafor and Varejao.

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In need of a big man, the Bobcats reached agreement Tuesday on a three-year offer sheet with Cleveland restricted free agent Anderson Varejao, giving the Cavaliers a week to match the deal or lose him.

Financial figures were not available. Varejao's agent, Dan Fegan, could not immediately be reached.

The 6-foot-10 Varejao has been in a prolonged contract dispute with the Cavaliers, which has kept him sidelined this season. He said last week that he would prefer to be traded.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I heard he signed for the MLE. If that's the case and the Cavs don't match, it's a great deal for the Cats. It definitely strengthens their front court.
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Go Bobcats!

Now they have two offensively challenged, rebounder/shot blockers in the front court.
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I guess they figure they can get thie scoring from Felton, Wallace and J-Rich. For the MLE though, this is a good signing.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If it is for the MLE how does Cleveland not match it? They get him for 2 or 3 million less than he was trying to get them to pony up and even though he says he'd like to go to another team, to go from first to worst and for less dough IMO would be a bitter pill to swallow.
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I was just about to post this, pretty unexpected. I'd say it'd solidify their frontcourt, but I'd be lying because their frontcourt, although very good, is always hurt with May, Okafor and Wallace. The Bobcats are a mess, but this is a good signing nonetheless. Hopefully CLE doesnt match so we wont have to witness even more flops in the playoffs from the flop leader.

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Old 12-04-2007, 03:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think they're (the Varejao camp) urging the Cavs not to match - citing that he's extremely unhappy in Cleveland. However, we all know how well that tactic worked for Mo WIlliams and Charlie Bell.
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Varejao is dumb... he refused over 6 million a year deal from Cavaliers only to sign for less... I like his hustle and all but Man he is just dumb, dumb, dumb...
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Agreed Krazy, he is dumb, but this is an odd signing. I guess they don't expect Sean May back well ever so this is their back up plan.
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i'd actually take sean may 10 times outta 10 over varajao..
the guy is a no talent hack who can only grab rebs.
IMO, he's overatted at rebounding anyways.
20+ something minutes a game last year and he only grabed about 6...
whoop dee doo.
his other asset is that he can flop.
hoooray!
he's shit!
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i'd actually take sean may 10 times outta 10 over varajao..
the guy is a no talent hack who can only grab rebs.
IMO, he's overatted at rebounding anyways.
20+ something minutes a game last year and he only grabed about 6...
whoop dee doo.
his other asset is that he can flop.
hoooray!
he's shit!
I'm not a fan of May. The guy's been habitually out of shape, he's undersized and he's injury prone. Everyone keeps looking at his (Varejao) rebounding totals, but it's not just that. He brings toughness, he brings gritiness to the table. How many times did you watch Cavs games last year and you just wanted someone from the Raps to pop the guy in the noggen? Not only that, he brings an energy to the court that is infectous, makes the rest of his teammates play harder.
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UPDATE fellas, looks like Varejao's going to remain a Cav.

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Anderson Varejao soon will be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers again.

According to a source close to Varejao, he has signed an offer sheet with the Charlotte Bobcats worth $11.3 million over the next two seasons with an option for a third season that could make the deal worth $17.4 million. The Cavs have not received the offer sheet, but team sources said they probably will match the offer on the restricted free agent.

The Bobcats used their $5.3 million mid-level exception to sign Varejao, so that's what the Cavs would pay him this season. Varejao signed the deal Monday in Charlotte and is expected to fly to the Los Angeles headquarters of his agent, Dan Fegan, today.
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I'm not a fan of May. The guy's been habitually out of shape, he's undersized and he's injury prone. Everyone keeps looking at his (Varejao) rebounding totals, but it's not just that. He brings toughness, he brings gritiness to the table. How many times did you watch Cavs games last year and you just wanted someone from the Raps to pop the guy in the noggen? Not only that, he brings an energy to the court that is infectous, makes the rest of his teammates play harder.
he's ben wallace reborn.

hows he working out for the bulls?
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he's ben wallace reborn.

hows he working out for the bulls?
If Wallace was being paid the MLE, it wouldn't be so bad - i'd say it's a pretty decent deal, but since he's being paid 15 mil a season, i'd say that Wallace experiment is working out horribly.
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That sucks he's going to remain a Cav. He's going to provide a real energy spark for that team. He's more of a difference maker than people let on.

Here's a question for Raptors fans: Who would you rather have - Kapono or Varejao?
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That sucks he's going to remain a Cav. He's going to provide a real energy spark for that team. He's more of a difference maker than people let on.

Here's a question for Raptors fans: Who would you rather have - Kapono or Varejao?
Damn you. However, I think Varejao is out of shape right now so he won't be providing that immediate spark they need.

As to who would I rather have. I'd take Kapono. He allows us to do more on the offensive end of the game. We're able to have better spacing on the floor when he and Parker are on at the same time. Defensively, well he's atrocious, but the last time I looked basketball and well defense are all team oriented so what he does 1 on 1 does not concern me.
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