I saw this tweet last night and the excitement started building for what could be:
The Warriors are nearing agreement on re-signing Brazilian big man Anderson Varejao to a one-year contract, according to league sources.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 14, 2016
Everyone knows the Golden State Warriors are good and have a good roster. However, they still need one big player to become great, to truly make a splash. The Warriors had a pretty good NBA regular season last year, making the playoffs with an impressive above-.500 record. They even made the Finals, where they played with a lot of heart and had a really fun time. However, despite the Warriors' best intentions and most fun times, they didn't win the Finals, which was probably disappointing for them, but at least they made a lot of memories and friendships in the process.
Now, though, the big news is official--the Warriors finally have a new friendship that will be the missing piece in the puzzle:
"Anderson Varejao has agreed to a return to the Golden State Warriors, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Warriors and Varejao have finalized a one-year deal that will bring the Brazilian back to Oakland after Golden State signed the longtime former Cleveland Cavalier in March." ESPN
Anderson Varejao is finally (still) a Golden State Warrior! Looks like the Golden State just got a little more Golden.
Everyone knew one of the biggest names and best players in all of basketball was going to make some big, potentially shocking moves in NBA free agency this year. He did, too, when he signed with the Warriors. Also, now Anderson Varejao is also still a Golden State Warrior, too.
His intangibles are priceless and indescribable. His stats speak for themselves:
-Last season, Anderson Varejao played for the Golden State Warriors, a team that went to the NBA finals.
-Varejao is the only non-Cooper Anderson most people could name.
-Oh, also, Anderson averaged 1.2 points per game and really got dominated in the post during the Finals.
There you have it, folks. Those are some pretty powerful stats. Just goes to show, Anderson Varejao is the missing piece of the puzzle that is a great Golden State Warriors team. There's a new Splash Brother in town, and he's gonna do a cannonball in the shallowest part of the deep end.