The Cavs lose a strong veteran presence on the floor.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had enough problems trying to win without rookie point guard Kyrie Irving, sidelined with a concussion. Now the Cavs lose their leading front court player Anderson Varejao to a fractured wrist which will have him out indefinitely.
Varejao is the league leader in offensive rebounds but also brings a lot of energy and a veteran presence to the young Cavaliers team trying to find their way.
Not only is Varejao averaging 10.8 points with 11.5 rebounds, his hustling style of play both inspires his teammates and aggravates opponents as well.
"It's going to be hard to make up for everything that Andy does," Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said. "He gives us so much on both ends of floor. There's not a whole lot of guys in the league that play with the energy and intensity Andy plays with. That's what makes him special."