Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao remains listed as “out” and will not play in Wednesday night’s contest against the Atlanta Hawks.
Originally slated to miss one or two games with what was being called a bruised knee — he listed as a game-time decision on December 19 — Varejao will now miss what is his 11th straight contest with a knee contusion.
The 30-year old is averaging 14.1 points and 14.4 rebounds per game and has been the subject of recent trade rumors. He participated in non-contact drills during the team’s practice on December 31, but was not on the practice court for the team’s work on Tuesday afternoon. Tyler Zeller will continue to start in his place.
“I’m still optimistic that he will be able to play this year,” Byron Scott said following Tuesday’s practice.