So much for those hot trade prospects! This is the third consecutive season shortened by serious injury for Varejao. He only played 25 games of last year's abbreviated season because of a broken wrist, and a torn ankle tendon the year before kept him from all but 31 games.
GM Chris Grant, ever the cheerleader, gave a key update this morning about Varejao's ability to remain a "competitor" despite the dire straits. Then he rhapsodized about the endurance and pluck of the Brazilian's smile (see photo above).