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BACKGROUND

  • Draft Class: 2004
  • Country: Brazil
  • Prep Team: F.C. Barcelona (Spain)
  • Birthdate: September 28, 1982 (Santa Teresa, Brazil)

DRAFTED:

Selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round (30th overall pick) of the 2004 NBA Draft.

HOW ACQUIRED:

Acquired in a trade along with Drew Gooden and Steven Hunter on July 23, 2004 from the Orlando Magic in exchange for Tony Battie and two future second round picks.

2011-12 SEASON:

Played in 25 games (all starts)…averaged 10.8 points on .514 shooting, 11.5 rebounds (4.4 offensive), 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 31.4 minutes per game…set career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and double-doubles (14) at the time of his injury on Feb. 10…scored 13 points to go along with 12 rebounds (five offensive), five assists, four steals and two blocks in 34 minutes against the Timberwolves on Jan. 6, becoming the first Cavalier to record at least those numbers since LeBron James put up 31 points, 19 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and three blocks against Charlotte on Jan. 11, 2008…recorded a career-high 20 rebounds (also a career-high 10 offensive rebounds) to go along with a season-high 20 points on 10-17 (.588) and two assists in 41 minutes against Boston on Jan. 31, becoming the first Cavalier to record at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Carlos Boozer on March 30, 2004 when he had 23 points and 20 rebounds versus the Dallas Mavericks and the first Cav to record at least 20 points and 20 rebounds with 10 offensive rebounds in a game since Kenny Carr had 27 points and 20 rebounds (11 offensive rebounds) against the New York Knicks on February 12, 1981…recorded a double-double with 17 points on 8-13 (.615) shooting and 17 rebounds in 33 minutes versus Dallas on Feb. 4…led the team in scoring once, rebounds 21 times, steals seven times and blocks nine times…scored 10-19 points 16 times and 20 or more points once…missed games from Feb. 11-April 26 with a right wrist fracture (non-displaced)…was DND 13 times and NWT once on the season…was placed on the Inactive List 24 times for the year.

PERSONAL:

Is a member of the Brazilian National Team and a former member of Brazil’s Junior National Team…led Brazil to first-place finish at 2009 FIBA Americas Championship…played for Brazil during the 2010 World Championships, 2006 World Championships, the 2002 World Championships and the 2001 Goodwill Games…is the younger brother of Sandro Varejao, who played basketball in the Big East Conference at West Virginia.