Cavs' Varejao gets hefty contract offer

As expected, the Cavaliers may have a difficult decision upcoming with free agent big man Anderson Varejao. Full Story
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Tay

United States

#1 Jul 3, 2007
I have to admit that I do like Varejao hustle play but,he is not worth 6 millon dollars a year.He has no offensive game & his defensive skills are more of a flop.He is a young player with some potential but,not worth the money right now.The Cavs need another scorer that can help open up the floor for LBJ.
Sancho Panza

United States

#3 Jul 3, 2007
Please don't sign him to that much, he isn't worth it. Zero offensive skills, and limited defensive play. He can hit the ground sure, and occassionaly get a rebounb, but he doesn't even do that consistently. Save the money and use it elsewhere.
splinter

Lubbock, TX

#4 Jul 3, 2007
i hope they at least do a sign and trade,
i would hate to loose andy and especially for nada.....

also somebody tell me why a 30 year old Morris Peterson is a better option than a young developing sasha pavlovich... hopefully that is just a back up plan, for the price he is asking we could get sasha

.... please no more long expensive contracts for players on the flip side of there prime
whereisthelove

United States

#5 Jul 3, 2007
This is what the market is willing to accept, unbelievable. I love Anderson, but what they are paid just boggles the mind. Let's have a competition to find the cure for cancer and pay those people a crap load of money. Oh, that would be too boring. What we pay our sports folks compared to what we pay are scientists!
C_Olinger

Springboro, OH

#6 Jul 3, 2007
Varejao is a hard guy to replace. Pay him the money!

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Cleveland, OH

#7 Jul 3, 2007
He was horrible in the playoffs. If he were halfway productive, we might have won a game or two. I say let him go to the highest bidder.
Joel

Slovakia

#8 Jul 3, 2007
Is this being presented as fact or rumor? The rumors have been flying all day yesterday about this. What I'm looking for is confirmation of this as fact.

If so, we're in trouble, because Memphis can offer something along the lines of 5 years,$41M -$47M. We'd be very hard pressed to match that.
Spud

Canton, OH

#9 Jul 3, 2007
Ultimately, Varejao's value lies in how much money he can return on the team's investment. Since the Q is packed every night, he's not likely to draw more fans. He sure paid off the last couple of years, though. Fans love him. He sells a lot of wigs and bobbleheads. Bottom line - can he help take this team to the finals agian, maybe to win it all?
Ray

United States

#10 Jul 3, 2007
I love Andy, but probably not for $6 million a year.

I was a little stunned at our interest in Peterson. Why not let Sasha and Boobie develop into that role.

Also, I wonder if the Cavs might show interest in Brevin Knight, who could probably come cheaper than many of the other PGs available. He has averaged between 9 and 12 points per game over the last three seasons and was at 8-9 assists per game before being saddled by injuries in 2006-07.
Bore Vidal

Uniontown, OH

#11 Jul 3, 2007
They should have made him agree to cut his ridiculous-looking hair before presenting a contract. Get a haircut, hippie!!

Since: Apr 07

Big Sky, MT

#12 Jul 3, 2007
let the flopper go. i'm all for getting mo pete and maybe even finding a way to pry calderon from the raptors. maybe if the cavs could make an open jumnp shot they wouldn't need all that rebounding.
edo bg

Frankfort, KY

#13 Jul 3, 2007
splinter wrote:
i hope they at least do a sign and trade,
i would hate to loose andy and especially for nada.....
also somebody tell me why a 30 year old Morris Peterson is a better option than a young developing sasha pavlovich... hopefully that is just a back up plan, for the price he is asking we could get sasha
.... please no more long expensive contracts for players on the flip side of there prime
Sasha outplayed vince carter this year. Why in the world replace sasha? Sasha is not the problem. Cleveland needs a point guard more then anything. Larry Hughes needs to go.
Joe Buck

New Albany, OH

#14 Jul 3, 2007
The funny thing is, he's better for the Cavs than Ilgauskas, and yet Ferry agreed to pay that lumbering white dinosaur a pirate's booty through the end of the next century.
Ro Chapman

United States

#16 Jul 3, 2007
What usually happens, if the Cavs don't match the offer, is they lose a good player that has worked well with the existing team. Then they go out and sign a so-so replacement big man for near the same kind of money....or they settle for an unaffective big man like Alan Henderson was two seasons ago. As the old saying goes: "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#17 Jul 3, 2007
Maybe they could let him go and re-sign Jay Guidinger, Paul Mokeski, or Milos Babic.
Confused

Akron, OH

#18 Jul 3, 2007
He's is not that valuable for any team.
He's a flopper, a scoring liability, and whatever else.

Cavs should let him go and open the door for a more quality player/forward.
BEE

United States

#19 Jul 3, 2007
Varejao instantly becomes the starting center and defensive piece for the Grizzlies which makes sence, giving them a 3 man power rotation at the PF C spots. For the Cavs he'd just chew up salary as he wouldn't get the same quantity of time in Clevand due to Donyell Marshal. Cavs if they let him go need to find another hi energy energy guy who can block some shots or take a charge. As for who Cavs should be looking at, bring back brevin Knight. He got court vision, speed and vetrin savy.
zeke_48538

Manila, Philippines

#21 Jul 3, 2007
i think they are over paying him. no doubt that he has improved and is a good part of the cavs impressive run thru the playoffs(excluding the sub-par performance in the finals)but paying anything above the mid-level exception I think is too much!!!
John

Boston, MA

#22 Jul 3, 2007
Cavs are not going to pay Andy more than the starter Gooden. I would say he is pretty much gone due to the market overpaying a player of his limited skills. Would be nice if they can get someone like McDyesse from Det. (better defender, much better scorer), but I hear he wants to go back to the Pistons. I would take Sasha's game over Morris Peterson's game anyday. If Cavs get Peterson, I sure hope it does not mean we are not resigning Sasha.
pak you

Philippines

#23 Jul 3, 2007
yawa sila

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