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Anderson Varejao among NBA players on Brazil Olympic roster

Anderson Varejao

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Anderson Varejao #11 of Brazil looks on against Australia during their Men’s Basketball game on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Anderson Varejao is among five NBA players on the Brazil roster seeking the nation’s first Olympic men’s basketball medal since 1964.

Varejao, a Golden State Warriors big man, is joined by fellow 2012 Olympians and NBA players Leandro Barbosa, Marcelo Huertas, Nenê and Raul Neto.

The team is without Atlanta Hawks big man Tiago Splitter, who underwent season-ending hip surgery in February.

Brazil lost in the 2012 Olympic quarterfinals after not qualifying for the Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

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Brazil Olympic men’s basketball team
Marcelo Huertas
Rafael Luz
Raul Neto
Leandro Barbosa
Alex Garcia
Marcus Vinicius
Vitor Benite
Guilherme Giovannoni
Rafael Hettsheimeir
Anderson Varejão
Augusto Lima