Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Speaking of guys whose trade values are skyrocketing, Anderson Varejao has been nothing short of sensational this season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward had perhaps his best career game Tuesday night, scoring 35 points and grabbing 18 rebounds against the Brooklyn Nets. However, it hasn't been an isolated incident. Varejao is currently averaging a career high in points and rebounds, all while looking even better than he was before injury last season.
Still, that won't stop the Cavs from moving their forward for the right price, according to Hoopsworld's Alex Kennedy:
Varejao’s name will be mentioned in plenty of trade scenarios between now and the February deadline since he’s in the prime of his career and Cleveland is still in the rebuilding phase. With that said, it’ll take an attractive offer for the Cavaliers to part ways with him.
Considering Varejao is 30 years old, only contending teams will bother making calls. He likely has just two or three years left as a starter-worthy player, so that also keeps his value in a strange gray area.
Either way, in a one-season vacuum, he's possibly the best player available that wouldn't necessitate a superstar-for-superstar deal.