Let's remember Anderson Varejao's good times with the Warriors

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Anderson Varejao considers an uncertain future. (AP)
Anderson Varejao considers an uncertain future. (AP)

Anderson Varejao’s time with the Golden State Warriors is at an end. As reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday, the veteran big man has been waived to make room for D-League point guard Briante Weber, who will provide necessary depth at the point after excelling with the Sioux Falls Skyforce this season. The move makes lots of sense for the Warriors — they had a glut of big men contributing relatively little and have needed to add another point guard for some time. Varejao was simply the odd man out.

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It’s hard to argue that the Warriors will miss him on the court. Varejao played for the team a few weeks shy of 12 months and saw action in just 36 games with a total of 76 points, 77 rebounds, and 51 fouls. Plus, those numbers do not include his poor minutes during the 2016 NBA Finals, when he looked absolutely incapable of stopping his former teammates with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Yet the Anderson Varejao Experience was not all bad for the Warriors and their fans. Let’s remember the good times through the magic of photography.

Anderson Varejao shakes hands with his good friend. (AP)
Anderson Varejao shakes hands with his good friend. (AP)

He got to play with his fellow Brazilian Leandro Barbosa.

The two best shooters in the NBA have a good time. (AP)
The two best shooters in the NBA have a good time. (AP)

He celebrated with Stephen Curry after he made an amazing 35-foot overtime buzzer-beater against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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“It’s a clock, you idiot.” (AP)
“It’s a clock, you idiot.” (AP)

He let Luke Walton win this game of Pictionary when he was having a bad day.

Anderson Varejao congratulates the very concept of basketball. (AP)
Anderson Varejao congratulates the very concept of basketball. (AP)

He supported his teammates even when they were nowhere to be found.

Warriors fans thank Anderson Varejao for his contributions to a win over the Portland Trail Blazers. (AP)
Warriors fans thank Anderson Varejao for his contributions to a win over the Portland Trail Blazers. (AP)

He got ejected from a playoff game to ensure victory.

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Anderson Varejao takes one for the team. (Getty Images)
Anderson Varejao takes one for the team. (Getty Images)

He defended Russell Westbrook, sort of.

Anderson Varejao is a crane, and he’s flying. (AP)
Anderson Varejao is a crane, and he’s flying. (AP)

He did yoga and didn’t fall down!

“I can’t believe you didn’t know it was a clock!” (AP)
“I can’t believe you didn’t know it was a clock!” (AP)

He hugged his friend Luke Walton, who still doesn’t know he didn’t deserve to win at Pictionary.

Seconds before Blake Griffin broke down. (AP)
Seconds before Blake Griffin broke down. (AP)

He won a staring contest against Blake Griffin.

See, it truly was a wonderful experience to have Anderson Varejao on the Golden State Warriors. We can only wonder what fun adventures he will have with his new team.

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Eric Freeman is a writer for Ball Don’t Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at efreeman_ysports@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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