Could things get any worse for the second to last Cavs?
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Don’t expect many more wins out of this struggling Cleveland team without Varejao the rest of the way. Their season is over.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were never expected to have a good year this season and they haven’t let us down with a 10-32 record. The only two bright spots on their entire roster are point guard Kyrie Irving and center Anderson Varejao who goes for 14 points and 14 rebounds a game. With Varejao now out of the equation the Cavs will be lucky to win 3 more games the entire season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that “Center Anderson Varejao recently developed a blood clot (small right lower lung pulmonary embolism) and was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic last Thursday (January 17th). He is being treated with blood thinners (anticoagulants) and is expected to stay at the Clinic for several days, while undergoing treatment and observation. He will need to remain on blood thinning medication for approximately three months. While Varejao is expected to fully recover, he will miss the remainder of the current Cavaliers season.”
The General Manager of the Cavs, Chris Grant, had this to say, “Clearly our players’ health is our top concern and we are disappointed for Anderson, and his family. We know what a competitor he is and how much he wants to be on the court helping his teammates. In the meantime, he has our full support and we look forward to welcoming him back as he recovers.”
Looks like the hits just keep on coming in Cleveland. This city and this team just can’t catch a break and the 2012-2013 NBA season is no exception.