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


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

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.