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Anderson Varejao officially joins Warriors

POSTED: Feb 22, 2016 7:59 PM ET

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— Center Anderson Varejao has officially joined the Golden State Warriors.

Varejao joined the team Monday in Atlanta after passing a physical, a day after he agreed to a contract with the defending champions for the rest of the season. Varejao is not active for Monday night's game against the Hawks.

Varejao had spent 12 seasons 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.

The Warriors wanted another big man with starting center Andrew Bogut nursing a strained right Achilles and key backup Festus Ezeli is out until at least late March with an injured left knee.

Golden State waived forward Jason Thompson to make room for Varejao.