HoopsHype Vitor Faverani rumors

December 18, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston will release center Vitor Faverani, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Boston needed to open a roster spot for trade. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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Ainge said he expects second-year center Vitor Faverani to return stateside with the team on Thursday. Faverani underwent a second knee surgery in Spain earlier this month and has done the initial part of his rehab there. Ainge said Faverani is being accompanied by a team trainer and Ainge's son, Austin, the team's director of player personnel (who doubles as a translator). "We’re trying to make the transition for [Favearni] easy coming back here and seeing what they are doing from a rehab standpoint over there," said Danny Ainge, before quipping, "I think they are enjoying the sunshine in Seville." Ainge wasn't certain on Faverani's timeline moving forward, but estimated that he'd need another two weeks to a month of rehab before being ready to return to practice. ESPN.com

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However, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge shot down that notion yesterday, saying his goal is to have Faverani back on the floor later in the upcoming season. “We like Vitor,” Ainge said. “The thing we want right now is to get him healthy. We thought he would be ready for the start of training camp, but he had a little setback.” Boston Herald

October 13, 2014 Updates

Faverani, who entered training camp expecting to compete for the starting center spot, last played for the Celtics in February. With 16 guaranteed contracts and 15 roster spots, the Celtics will likely have to decide between Faverani and recent addition Dwight Powell. “We didn’t even really talk about that,” coach Brad Stevens said of Faverani’s roster future. “It sounds like it’s something where he had extra scar tissue and you got in and cleaned up. It doesn’t sound like a long-term thing, so we haven’t talked about it. That hasn’t come up in any of my discussions, at least.” Faverani signed a three-year contract (two years guaranteed) in July 2013 and had surgery to repair a torn left meniscus this past March. He complained of persistent knee soreness during training camp and has yet to participate in practice. Boston Globe

October 12, 2014 Updates

Boston Celtics are considering waiving Brazilian big-man Vitor Faverani, sources told Sportando. Faverani is still recovering from a knee injury and his condition remains uncertain. Sportando

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