The Warriors are planning to drop Jason Thompson from the team to make room for the Cavs veteran, who had become more ineffective this season in Cleveland.


OAKLAND, Calif. – The Golden State Warriors agreed Sunday night to a contract with recently released center Anderson Varejao for the rest of the season.

A person with knowledge of the deal confirmed that Varejao will join the Warriors. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. Yahoo Sports first reported the move.

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Varejao changed his Twitter bio Monday to reflect that he plays for the Warriors.

Varejao had spent all 12 seasons of his NBA career with Cleveland before being dealt last week to Portland in a three-team trade that sent Channing Frye from Orlando to the Cavaliers. The Trail Blazers immediately cut the Brazilian, leaving him able to sign with any team.

Despite a 49-5 record, the Warriors had a need for another big body to play center. Starter Andrew Bogut missed Saturday’s game with a strained right Achilles and key backup Festus Ezeli is out until at least late March with an injured left knee.



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