HoopsHype Vitor Faverani rumors

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The major issue entering training camp is the lack of a veteran presence at center. So far, newcomer Tyler Zeller and second-year player Vitor Faverani are the primary candidates to start. “The funny part is most of you [the media] will be put in a position where you have to name our starting lineup and our rotation and put it down in pencil,” Stevens said. “If you go through it and really put yourself in my shoes, there’s about 150 versions of this that you can go with, more so than last year. And I thought last year we were pretty hard to figure out, so it’s been a fun puzzle to think about but it’s been a puzzle that will figure itself out once we start practice.” Boston Globe

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The Celtics have invited former Penn State guard Tim Frazier, Kansas State swingman Rodney McGruder, and Indiana forward Christian Watford to training camp, according to reports. With Colton Iverson signing with a team in Spain and Mike Moser likely headed to another training camp, the Celtics will enter camp with 21 players. Chris Babb and Chris Johnson are under nonguaranteed contracts and the club has yet to announce the Evan Turner deal, making their 15-man roster rather uncertain. Center Vitor Faverani remains under contract as well as Joel Anthony, who accepted his $3.8 million option for next season. Training camp is likely to remain at the team’s Waltham practice facility and not at Salve Regina in Newport R.I. Boston Globe

August 4, 2014 Updates

According to reports, he tested positive for three times over the legal blood alcohol limit in Valencia, Spain after he ran a red light and collided with a bus Sunday morning. The team has not released an official statement, but from what I've gathered from a few Google Translated articles (and I apologize if I'm getting anything lost in translation), no passenger in Vitor's car or the bus was injured. Faverani had been rehabbing a meniscus tear that had him sidelined since January. Celtics Blog

May 18, 2014 Updates

Faverani may be a little under the radar, but he could well play a prominent role next season. “I think he proved he was good,” said Ainge. “When he was getting minutes for us and when he was playing in the D-League, I think he proved to everyone that he’s an NBA player. He was the only guy on our team this year that was actually any presence at the rim at all. Because Hump (Kris Humphries) was playing well, and Brandon and Kelly and Sully were all playing well, it was just tough for him to get in the rotation. There’s also the language barrier and a cultural thing, but as far as the talent, we think he is definitely an NBA player. I’d like to get an additional (rim protector), but I think Vitor has proven he can play a role for us.” Boston Herald

March 7, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that center Vitor Faverani had successful left knee arthroscopy to repair a torn lateral meniscus at the New England Baptist Hospital. The procedure was performed by Celtics team physician Dr. Brian McKeon and was assisted by Jason Rand, PAC. Faverani will not return this season. Faverani, a 6’11” center, has appeared in 37 games during his rookie season for the Celtics where he averaged 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.73 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game. He recorded a season-high of 13 point against Toronto on October 30 and recorded season-highs of 18 rebounds and six blocks against Milwaukee on November 1. Faverani also appeared in four games for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League on assignment this season where he averaged 12.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 block in 25.0 minutes per game. NBA.com

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The Celtics recalled center Vitor Faverani from the NBADL's Maine Red Claws on Wednesday morning, but he was not able to participate in the team's shootaround and won't play tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a sore left knee. Faverani injured the knee in Maine's 128-116 loss to Delaware. He scored 27 points with eight rebounds in 35 minutes, but said the knee "hurts" and he will have an MRI on Thursday when the Celtics return to Boston. Faverani has played three games for Maine and said he enjoys the experience, but the question is whether his most recent outing will take him out of the Celtics' lineup. Boston Globe

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