NBA News: Anderson Varejao thankful for health; happy in Cleveland

Cleveland Cavalier Anderson Varejao has had a laundry list of injuries in his NBA career, but never anything that threatened his life until he developed blood clots following his most recent surgery.

Now rehabbing, Varejao opened up to Yahoo’s Marc Spears about his experience-

“Then you start to think about it and realize that this is more serious than I thought. A week after the surgery I was at home thinking about how I could be gone right now.”

Additionally, Varejao offered his thoughts on playing with Kyrie Irving-

“He’s a special player and he deserves everything that is going on in his life right now,” Varejao said. “I’m happy to be part of his career and play with him.”

Finally, Spears asked Varejao about the constant trade rumors that are always attached to his name-

“If they trade me, they trade me,” he said. “I’m happy here. I don’t want to be traded.”

Well worth the read.

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  • mgbode

    hope everyting progresses well for him. know plenty of people who ended up getting stuck on those blood thinners, so hopefully the process to get off them goes smoothly for him.

  • SDA

    I have nothing but respect for AV. Class act all the way

  • historycat

    Very great guy, but I think we’re better without him. Seems like it anyway.

  • FearTheRoo

    Up until this season I was on the “Trade-Andy bandwaggon” but now I really hope he stays. Not often in the NBA today do you find an athlete like Andy. Not to mention he loves being in Cleveland, which really is rare…