Trail Blazers Acquire Future First-Round Draft Pick, Anderson Varejao From Cleveland
Portland sends future second-round pick to Cleveland in exchange
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired a future first-round draft pick and forward Anderson Varejao from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a future second-round pick, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
“This was an opportunistic way to use our cap room to acquire a valuable asset,” said Olshey.
Varejao, 33, holds career averages of 7.6 points (51.2% FG, 63.2% FT), 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 12 seasons with the Cavaliers. He is posting averages of 2.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 10.0 minutes in 31 games this season.**UPDATE**
The Trail Blazers have placed F Anderson Varejao on waivers.— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) February 18, 2016