NBA Rumors: Warriors close to completing ‘Superteam’ roster, re-signs Anderson Varejao to one-year deal

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The Golden State Warriors are very close to completing their “Superteam” roster with a couple of spots left to fill. According to the latest NBA rumors, Anderson Varejao is set to return to the Warriors as both sides have agreed to a one-year deal.

Marc Stein of ESPN reported on Thursday that the Warriors and Varejao finalized a one-year deal that will bring back the former Cleveland Cavalier to Golden State. The Brazilian center barely played in his tenure with the Warriors but when he was given minutes, he makes the most of it by providing energy.

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The return of Varejao takes the number of players for the Warriors “Superteam” to 14. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant will be headlining the team with Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala coming off the bench.

Varejao joins Zaza Pachulia, who is projected to be the starting center, David West, Ian Clark, Kevon Loony and James Michael McAdoo. Finally, rookies Patrick McCaw and Damian Jones round out the 14 players who are under contract with the Warriors.

Golden State now has one roster left and Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report thinks that a veteran wing will likely fill up that spot. He also noted that general manager Bob Myers could make that roster spot free just in case a very good player becomes available in the coming months.

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Zach Harper of CBS Sports suggested several names the Warriors can sign to fill up that final roster spot. Some the players mentioned include Norris Cole, Alonzo Gee, Jason Terry, Alan Anderson and Markel Brown. Former All-Stars Ray Allen and Richard Hamilton are also contemplating comebacks.

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