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Varejao headlines a list of breakthrough players (PER Diem: Dec. 3, 2012)

Originally Published: December 3, 2012
By John Hollinger |
VarejaoJoe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesWill Anderson Varejao be packing his bags for Houston in February?

Anderson Varejao doesn't have any plays called for him, isn't featured on any arena marquees, and usually isn't the first Cleveland Cavalier people mention when discussing the team -- that would be second-year guard Kyrie Irving, or perhaps even electrifying rookie Dion Waiters.