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Moves after the deadline

By Jason Espiritu

MANILA--Here are some moves that shaken up some NBA rosters after the deadline.

David Lee expected to suit up for Dallas Mavericks

Champion David Lee couldn’t find good minutes in Boston, and now he’s going to get his in Dallas. After working out on a buyout contract agreement with the Celtics, David Lee is reportedly headed to Dallas to sign a one-year, US$2.1 million deal.

Dallas, who’s in dire need of a legitimate backup big for Dirk Nowitzki, will be getting a solid double-double machine. Lee, a 12-year NBA veteran, averages 14.4 ppg and 9.2 rpg, will be suiting up for his fourth team. 

Thunder, Spurs, Warriors interested in Anderson Varejao

Anderson Varejao is finding a new home. After being traded by Cleveland Cavaliers to Portland Trailblazers on Friday (Philippine Time), Varejao is now looking for his new team after the Blazers opted to waive him. A 12-year NBA veteran who spent all of his 12 years in Cleveland averaging 7.6 ppg and 7.5 rpg, Varejao just could not find playing time this year after suffering an Achilles tear last year.

The top 3 western conference teams are currently in fact finding mode about the 12 year veteran. Golden State, San Antonio, and Oklahoma City are all interested in the service of the “Wild Thing”. He is still a capable backup big and a solid contributor if given playing time. 

Brooklyn Nets waive Andrea Bargnani

Former no. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani is on the lookout for a new team, again. Newly hired Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks announced that the Nets have waived forward/center Andrea Bargnani.

Bargnani, who signed a multi-year deal with Nets in July 2015, was plagued by injuries during his stint with Brooklyn. He appeared in 46 games averaging 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds.

He will clear waivers on Tuesday (Philippine Time) and be eligible to sign for a playoff roster spot until March 2 (Philippine Time).

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