Does anyone know what Varejao's points per possessions stat? How is his defensive rating?
Did you know the answer to this before you posted? They have the same rating at 103 points per 100 possessions. However, I think Varejao's teammates are much worse than Jefferson's which makes Side Show Bob's number more impressive. Where Andy shines is his defensive rebounding percentage which is second in the league (that is the percent of available rebounds he gets for his team).
If Tristan Thompson continues to play well the Cavs might be more inclined to deal him.
I think the issue with AV's metric stats are that his fellow players are so bad. Sometimes, the 'bad teammates inflation value' is a bit subjective though.
For instance, Id rather have Boogie Cousins over Varejao because athleticism isn't a limiting factor for cousins. Even though his shooting % and rebounding numbers aren't great, I'd rather sell the farm for him, because he's still theoretically just scratching the surface in a toxic environment.
Varejao's athleticism is his limiting factor, so on a good and balanced team, his contributions would likely go down, not up.