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Cavaliers Center Anderson Varejao Out for Season with Torn Achilles

NBA via Cleveland Cavaliers(NEW YORK) -- Already struggling on the defensive end of the floor, the Cleveland Cavaliers front court depth has taken a major hit as center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon.

Varejao suffered the injury after he landed awkwardly in the third quarter of the Cavs win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers have struggled on the defensive end this season, and were already making calls to teams to try and acquire another big man.

The 32-year-old Varejao has spent his entire 11-year career with the Cavaliers, and is the team's longest tenured player.

Prior to the start of the season, the Cavaliers signed Varajao to a three-year extension worth $30 million, but it is unknown if or when he'll be able to step back out onto the court.

In 26 games this season, Varejao was averaging 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

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ESPN: Cavs Close To Signing Varejao to 3-Year Extension

NBA Via Cleveland Cavaliers (CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to signing center Anderson Varejao to a three-year, $30 million extension that would begin at the start of the 2015-16 season, according to

The 32-year-old Varejao has played all of his 10 NBA seasons in Cleveland and is said to be one of LeBron James' "most beloved teammates," according to ESPN NBA Insider Marc Stein.

Varejao will earn $9.7 million this season, the final of his previous six-year, $49 million deal.

For his career, Varejao has averaged 7.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game.

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Cavaliers' Varejao Out For Season With Blood Clot 

NBA Via Cleveland Cavaliers (CLEVELAND) --  Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season with a blood clot in his lower right lung.

Varejao is currently in a Cleveland clinic and is expected to be hospitalized for the next few days.  The team announced he will be on blood-thinning medications for the next three months.

The league leader in rebounding has been sidelined since January with a bruised knee.  He had surgery to repair a torn muscle in his leg and was expected to return at some point this season.

"Losing him already was bad enough for us," point guard Kyrie Irving said. "The news got worse today. We wish him the best. We're all going to be there for him morale-wise, just try to be there for him as best as we can as teammates. That's all we can do right now."

Before the injury, Varejao was averaging 14.1 points and 14.4 rebounds in 25 games for the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers have a 10-32 record this season.

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Cavaliers Center Varejao Out With Broken Wrist

Cleveland Cavaliers/NBA(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without center Anderson Varejao for the foreseeable future, after the eight-year NBA veteran broke his right wrist during the third quarter of Friday night’s overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

An MRI performed on Saturday revealed Varejao has a non-displaced fracture of the wrist. Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott says the 29-year-old will be revaluated again Sunday.

Varejao was off to a strong start this season, averaging 10.8 points and 11.5 rebounds.

To fill the void in the middle, the Cavaliers say they will use a combination of Semih Erden, Ryan Hollins and Samardo Samuels.

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