CLEVELAND (AP/WJW) — Center Anderson Varejão has been signed to a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The NBA granted the team a roster hardship exception.
Varejão spent 12 seasons with Cleveland before he was traded in 2016.
He was with Cleveland for 12 seasons.
The 38-year-old Varejão was traded at the deadline in 2016 by the Cavaliers months before they won the title.
“For more than a decade, I was blessed to wear the Wine and Gold and play for the organization’s incredible fans, who inspired me to give everything I had during each and every play on a nightly basis,” said Varejão. “I am so excited to return to Cleveland and be back in a Cavaliers jersey, continuing to build memories and representing the city and franchise that I love so much. I am so very grateful to Dan Gilbert and Koby Altman for this opportunity and am extremely thankful for the love and support from my wife, Stacy, and daughter, Serenee. I can’t wait to join my teammates and be reunited with the fans, both on and off the court.”
Varejão spent two seasons with Golden State and played two years in Brazil.
He hasn’t played in an NBA game since 2017.