Anderson Varejao, despite report, won’t play in NBA Finals

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There was a report the Cavaliers could activate Anderson Varejao – who tore his Achilles in December – in the NBA Finals if necessary.

Not happening.

Not even if Timofey Mozgov or Tristan Thompson gets hurt.

Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com:

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will not play in the 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, a team official told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Friday.

Varejao is still recovering from a left Achilles tear he suffered in December. At this juncture, he hasn’t even been cleared to run.

If they needed to rely on a hobbled Varejao against the Warriors, the Cavaliers would have been in deep trouble, anyway.