Anderson Varejao

Anderson Varejao (GSW) – “Wild Thing” nike

(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


GSW Power Forward/Center: 6’11, 267 lbs; 13th year, Brazil | Career: 7.4 points/game, 7.3 rebounds/game, 51% FG

‘Wild Thing’ is back for another shot at a championship in Oakland; after arriving from CLE in 2016, Varejao played meaningful minutes as GS advanced within inches of back-to-back Finals victories; over the years, Andy Varejao’s embraced his basketball existence: hustle player w/ talent – goes after every single rebound, passes well (hits moving targets), sets bone-crunching screens & draws charges; pounds the boards ferociously; such a good slip playmaker & roll finisher back in the day – now, Andy’s more of a s&@! stirrer/instigator; scrappy, gets into it w/ a lot of guys*; has lost a step, especially guarding PnRs; flops & flounders to sell contact and get under his opponent’s skin – known to backfire, has some head-scratchers**; pursuing a title with the Warriors – Andy isn’t as effective during extended time on the court, could influence games by staying around the ball, creating extra possessions & finding his talented shooters

*Dubs need to Varejao to kindaaa be that guy 

**even though he drew the foul here…like really man?

DOG Status: Salty DOG


NBA Role: ravenous rebounder

Signature Shot: reverse layup

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 73


Couple DOG Facts:


  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2010)
  • Avg. career-highs 14.1 points/night & rebounds 14.4/night (2012-13)