Cavs' Varejao Wants to play at London 2012 March 29, 2012 15:08
Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers has said he wants to play for his country at the London 2012 Olympics this summer. But, the 6'11'' Brazillian center is still recovering from a broken wrist, which he sustained in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb 10.
Varejao, has been out nearly seven weeks with the injury, but is nearing a return for the Cavs, even though they are not likely to make the playoffs.
"I am part of the team and I want to help even if we don't have any more chance at making the playoffs," Varejao said. "I want to play, that's what I get paid to do. Last year, I was hurt and this season I got hurt, too. I want to play. This is what I love to do."
Brazil will be hosting the Olympics in 2016, which Varejao is excited about, but the London Olympics are only four months away, which Varejao is more concerned about.
"If I'm healthy, I will play in London," Varejao said.
Before Varejao got hurt this season, he was averaging 10.8 points and 11.5 rebounds.