I've gotten several e-mails about a blip in an AP story today about a foot injury Anderson Varejao suffered in a game against France. I've spoken with the Cavs, who have spoken with Andy from Korea and they report that it isn't serious and he'll just need a few days rest. He is expected to be able to play for Brazil in the World Championships, which start in Japan this weekend.
Obviously everyone is a little raw from last August when Andy blew out his shoulder playing for the Brazilian national team.
On a personal note, I am leaving for Japan in the morning. It is going to take me about 24 hours to get to Sapporo, where Team USA opens Saturday morning at 1 a.m. Eastern against Puerto Rico. This blog will be a big part of the Beacon Journal and Ohio.com's coverage of the event. We will also have audio and podcasts on the web following each early morning game along with stories in the paper.