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Warriors reach agreement to sign Anderson Varejao, according to report

The former Cavaliers big man will join the defending champs.

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The Golden State Warriors have reached an agreement to sign big man Anderson Varejaoaccording to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. The Warriors will sign Varejao to a veteran minimum deal for the rest of the season, Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears reports.

Varejao, now in his 12th year, had been with the Cleveland Cavaliers throughout his career. He was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of the deal that sent Channing Frye from the Orlando Magic to the Cavaliers, but was waived by the Blazers immediately after they acquired him.

Varejao missed nearly all of the 2014-15 season with the Cavaliers because of a season-ending leg injury after only 26 games. He played in 31 games for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 2.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10 minutes per game.

In Oakland, he'll be tasked with helping a depleted Warriors bench. While Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson run the show, the Warriors have missed Festus Ezeli, who underwent exploratory surgery on a troublesome left knee in early February. Varejao, 33, isn't the player he once was, but he could provide some valuable minutes to a Warriors team in need of some help off the bench.