Originally Posted by FatComputerNerd
Varejao hasn't really improved; he's been doing what he does for years...
He was just getting a lot more minutes prior to his injury, and had started to get noticed.
Varejao plays only 4 or 5 minutes more than the last two seasons, and this season is doubling his assists, and get between 3 and 6 points and rebounds more.
He has clearly improved, although you're right that nobody noticed until this season.