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The Golden State Warriors re-sign veteran center Anderson Varejao

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The Golden State Warriors continue to fill out their roster around the sensational starting four of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and now Kevin Durant.

After capturing Zaza Pachulia in free agency and selecting Damian Jones with the 30th pick in this year's NBA draft, the Dubs have no re-signed Anderson Varejao to give themselves some varied options at the pivot to complement their superstar parts.

Varejao, 33, appeared in 22 regular-season games with the Warriors last season after making the jump from NBA champions the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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He averaged an unspectacular 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 8.4 minutes last term and in 17 playoff appearances, the Brazilian center averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.5 minutes.

Varejao originally signed with the Warriors on Feb. 22, 2016, after spending his first 11-plus seasons with the Cavaliers and when the two met in the NBA Finals, he became the first man ever to be guaranteed a winners medal regardless of the outcome.

Although according to reports, he plans to reject an NBA ring from the Cavaliers.

Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released, but the 6'10" man at the five spot brings a veteran presence and is a decent leader for the second unit.

2016 NBA Finals - Game Six

Ironically, Varejao was originally selected 30th overall - just like his new teammate Jones - by the Orlando Magic in the 2004 NBA Draft and he was immediately shipped to Cleveland.

He's gone on to have a decent career; he was named to the All-Defensive Second Team in 2009-10 and finished third in Sixth Man of the Year voting that season.

His career averages of 7.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists show that he can be a double-double threat if given the responsibility to anchor a team, however, the stats he produced last season are far more indicative of the role he is likely to fulfill with the Warriors next term.

He's a solid addition for a Golden State side still hurting from their NBA Finals collapse last year. Second place wasn't good enough for a side that had just won a record-setting 73 regular season games and with Kevin Durant now aboard, it won't be next year either.

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Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

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