5 NBA Playoff Teams That Could Use Anderson Varejao

By: 11.16.12

Anderson Varejao

The Pacers could use just about anything at this point. Last season they had the eventual champs down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but after losing President Larry Bird to retirement, top scorer Danny Granger to injury, and backup point Darren Collison to Dallas, the Pacers are looking woefully bad on offense. They’re dead last in effective field goal percentage per Hoopdata. Varejao, for all his prowess on the glass, is actually a pretty solid frontcourt player on the offensive end. He can hit the elbow jumper if left open on the pick-n-roll, and he’s so good passing in the paint, it leads to a number of easy looks for his teammates. The Pacers are a mess, with George Hill underperforming as a starter, Roy Hibbert struggling and Paul George still passive in crunch time. They really struggle to score the ball, and Varejao’s passing and rebounding could help alleviate all those issues. They certainly need something, so why not Varejao?

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