CLEVELAND - Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao plans to play for Brazil in this summer's Olympics as long as he's fully recovered from a wrist injury.
Varejao broke his right wrist on Feb. 11 in a game against Milwaukee. It's taken him longer to get back than expected, but the 6-foot-11 Varejao says he wants to play for Cleveland again in the final month of the season because "this is what I love to do." And as long as he's healthy, Varejao intends to play for Brazil's national team in the London Games.
Varejao says he knew the injury would take some time to heal. One of the NBA's top rebounders says he wants to come back and help the Cavs this season even if they are out of the playoff race.