Anderson Varejao has been excused from practice to return to Brazil for a death in the family. Varejao is still hobbled by a right ankle he injured at the World Championship over the summer, but coach Byron Scott said Monday's MRI came back clean.
"Andy has a family matter that he's taking care of," Scott said. "I talked to him this morning and told him to do just that. Go back there and take care of the family matter. We'll be here waiting for you when you get back."
Varejao was expected to practice, but said Monday his ankle still isn't 100 percent. There is no timetable right now for his return to the team.