Anderson Varejao: 5 Reasons Cavaliers Center Deserves to Be an NBA All-Star

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Anderson Varejao: 5 Reasons Cavaliers Center Deserves to Be an NBA All-Star
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This year the Cleveland Cavaliers have three players on the NBA All-Star ballot.

First comes forward Antawn Jamison.  Jamison is enjoying a solid year, putting up averages of 15.3 points and 5.4 rebounds with a player efficiency rating of 16.46.

Nice, but not All-Star worthy.

Rookie Kyrie Irving is also putting together a strong Rookie of the Year campaign with 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists a game.  Good enough numbers to make an All-Star team?  Maybe, but with the plethora of talented guards in the Eastern Conference, Irving won't make it this year.

This leaves Anderson Varejao for the Cavs, the 29-year-old, seven-year NBA veteran who has never made the team before.  For the year he doesn't even average double digits in scoring.  Those who haven't watched his game recently would say he's only a flopper, and nothing more.

I'm here to say Anderson Varejao deserves to be an NBA All-Star, and here are five reasons why.

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