Warriors waive Anderson Varejao to free up roster spot for backup guard
Anderson Varejao played his last game with the Warriors in a win over the Clippers. AP

THE Golden State Warriors waived backup center Anderson Varejao in an effort to clear up a roster spot and possibly bolster its depleted backcourt on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

The big man from Brazil’s departure is meant to clear a roster spot on the team currently with the best record in the NBA (43-7) that addresses concerns on depth and injuries to members of its backcourt.

Yahoo Sports reported that the Warriors are looking at signing Briante Weber to a 10-day contract as backup guard Shaun Livingston has missed the last two games with a back strain.

Varejao saw limited action in a road win over the Los Angeles Clippers before the Warriors announced they were dropping him from its roster.

Slated to replace the Brazilian in the rotation is forward David West who is returning from a nondisplaced fracture of his left thumb injury he sustained last month against Oklahoma City. Also on the injured list is starting center Zaza Pachulia who suffered a strained rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

 In 14 games for Golden State, Varejao averaged 1.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 6.6 minutes.

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