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Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« on: December 23, 2012, 11:28:22 PM »

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@WojYahooNBA: The Boston Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado of Sioux Falls in the D-League, league source tells Y! Sports.

Here is a scouting report on him:

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Jarvis Varnado

A Mississippi State product, Varnado was named D-League Player of the Week for November 23-December 2. The 6-foot, 10-inch forward averaged 15.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 5.7 blocked shots per game through the first three games of the season.

Varnado is an athletic, shot blocking post player who physically resembles the body type of Walter McCarty. He was a second-round pick (41st overall) by Miami in 2010, but was waived by the Heat in training camp this fall.

The forward spent the past two years playing in Israel and Italy, while the Heat maintained his rights. This followed a very successful four-year career at Mississippi State, where Varnado averaged 10 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4 blocks over the course of 141 career games. He finished his career as the only player in NCAA history to record at least 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 blocks.

Varnado holds the NCAA record for most career blocks with 564, while becoming the first player to be named as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in three consecutive seasons (2008, 2009, and 2010).

The big man is still raw on the offensive end. He doesn't have a "go to" move and needs to develop a better idea of what to do with the ball in the post. Varnado did show some ability with his back to the basket, feeling the defense and spinning accordingly. He put up 21 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and blocked eight shots against the Springfield Armor last week.

Varnado needs to work harder to defend the post, fight for position and bump the receiver out of his comfort zone. Despite this, he is a solid offensive rebounder and plays the game with energy and enthusiasm. With refinement of his offensive skills, Varnado could eventually get some NBA minutes down the road.
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Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 11:32:45 PM »

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who?

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 11:33:16 PM »

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i have no idea who dis guy is someone on twitter got mad at me nd said i need to do my homework cuz he was da NCAA all-time leader in blocks. I'll reserve my judgement cuz he could be dis years Stiemsma but rite now i think we reachin, it aint say we signed him to a 10 day contract we outright gave our last roster spot to a random dude named Jarvis

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 11:45:59 PM »

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These are college highlights of dude he looks like a hell of a shotblocker i mean we could use dis when KG comes out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TiUU-RcE_2g

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 11:51:42 PM »

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why ??? to bench him?
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Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 11:53:51 PM »

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Much rather have signed Martin or Birdman. I just don't see a guy, that the undersized Heat cut this summer, offering us much more than Melo would.

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 11:54:33 PM »

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The Heat gave up on him. Playing against them he'd be highly motivated.

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 11:57:57 PM »

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I just don't see a guy, that the undersized Heat cut this summer, offering us much more than Melo would.

Ah. Here's the crux of it. Is not this Varnado signing an indictment of just how much the Celtics think Melo can "offer" the team right now?
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Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 12:14:24 AM »

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Watched a bunch of Varnardo when I was at Ole Miss, he's athletic and great instincts for weak side blocks, but dude is skinny. Rondo might make him useful, think a more talented Ryan Hollins.

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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 12:14:32 AM »

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varnado is the answer to a championship.

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 12:15:43 AM »

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He looks alright. Don't know how he is the answer to our problems though

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 12:23:51 AM »

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He looks alright. Don't know how he is the answer to our problems though
apparently dude can block shots rebound nd has an OK post game wit Wilcox out a month guess they think they can find someone in da D League like Stiemsma last year i'll reserve my judgement til i see dude play a big wit a high motor athleticism nd energy cant hurt too bad i guess

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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 12:27:30 AM »

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This is the guy who had a thread on him on here like a couple weeks back right?

I like him.

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 12:47:06 AM »

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This is the guy who had a thread on him on here like a couple weeks back right?

I like him.


I like him too.

This from nbadraft.net:

Strengths: The best shot blocker in the country 4.7 BPG ... He controls the paint well ... Extremely long and athletic player with great motor and ability to run the floor ... Improved offensively since a year ago and looks to post up much more than last year ... His go-to move on the low post is to receive the ball on the left side of the floor and turn around to his left shoulder and shoot the right handed hook shot ... Learned to play pick-and –roll effectively … he is a solid cutter to the basket and has no problems catching the ball in traffic ... His points are mostly inside the paint off of put-backs, dunks, offensive rebounds and second shot opportunities (converts a good percentage of shots out to 10 feet) ... Possesses great timing and excellent ability to block shots and he is extremely explosive off the floor ... It’s very difficult to shoot over him or finish around the rim when he is in the game due to his extremely long arms, and if he doesn’t block shots he will alter them ... Due to his extremely long arms and athleticism, Varnado is a very good rebounder both defensively and offensively ... Even though he averages 3.1 offensive rebounds per game, he gets his hands on many loose balls ... Defensively he often lets opponents get position on the low post and makes them shot over him ... a strong help defender ... "

Sounds like we can use his skills. Looking forward to see him protecting the rim.

Re: Celtics are signing forward Jarvis Varnado
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 12:54:33 AM »

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Watched a bunch of Varnardo when I was at Ole Miss, he's athletic and great instincts for weak side blocks, but dude is skinny. Rondo might make him useful, think a more talented Ryan Hollins.

A more talented Hollins isnt saying much..

If he can get off the bench maybe he provide some Larry freaking Sanders syndrome for us.
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