A lot of people want Varejao…including Denver

In a story about who might be included in a Carmelo Anthony deal, Ken Berger from CBS wrote the following yesterday:

“From the beginning of the Melodrama, Denver’s wish list of veteran replacements for Anthony has been consistent:Joakim Noah, Andrei Kirilenko, Andre Iguodala, Gerald Wallace or Anderson Varejao.

Sources say numerous teams have inquired about Varejao, but the Cavs won’t even entertain such talks unless they’re getting a superstar in return; Anthony, for one, has made it clear he wouldn’t sign an extension in Cleveland.”

Now obviously there’s no way that Carmelo would ever come to Cleveland.  Ever.  So that’s not why I point this out.  I do so only for two reasons.  One, I suppose now it’s possible that Andy could be included in a 3 or 4 way deal that eventually moves ‘Melo somewhere other than Cleveland whereas that never crossed my mind before.  Who the Cavs could get back in a scenario like that is anyone’s guess. 

The second reason I mention this is only to say that I hope Andy doesn’t get dealt.  I put the guy’s picture in the banner here at Stepien Rules for a reason.  He could be a building block…the defensive anchor inside to Hickson’s explosive offensive abilities around the basket.  I don’t want him traded, I like the Cavs front-line prospects this season…but anything could happen I suppose.

Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of StepienRules.com. I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine, Cleveland.com, BleacherReport.com, InsideFacebook.com and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.