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Recently, the Warriors have waived power forward and center Anderson Varejao to acquire D-League player, Briante Weber. Varejao joined with the Warriors last February and was an extremely important player and part of the team. His help, particularly on defense, was vital, but due to the myriad of players on the Warriors, he has only played 92 minutes throughout the 2016-17 season. Also, Weber is a guard who has some quickness that Varejao lacks. When Steve Kerr was talking about their new player, he said “I’ve watched some tape on him over the last month or so. Our scouts really like him. Very athletic and defensive-minded.” The part that stands out the most to me is the “defensive-minded” part of the quote, as we need all the defensive help we can get, due to the fact that the Warriors lost their starting center Andrew Bogut and a few other players over the summer to add Kevin Durant. I think that Weber’s youth and energy, along with his 37.5 three point percentage will make him a good fit for the team. But we will only truly find out on the court, and as Weber is signed on a 10 day contract, he has to prove a lot in a short period of time. Luckily, the Warriors play the Sacramento Kings tonight at 7:30pm, pacific time, where he will play his first minutes as a Warrior.

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