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Monday, 15 July 2013 21:14

Boston Celtics sign center Vitor Faverani to three-year deal

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According to a tweet from Marc J. Spears, an NBA writer for Yahoo Sports, the Boston Celtics have signed Brazilian center Vitor Faverani. Spears tweeted the following earlier this afternoon.


Brazilian center Victor Faverani has agreed in principle to sign a three-year deal with the Celtics, a source told Yahoo! Sports.

He stands at 6-11 and the 233-pound center used his size to put together impressive numbers last season. He averaged 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for Valencia of the Spanish ACB league per Jay King of MassLive.com.

This is a great move by the Celtics because it provides depth. Currently the Celtics boast rookie center Kelly Olynyk (7-0) and second-year center Fab Melo (7-0).

Faverini’s size can definitely give the Celtics a boost in the rebounding department as they were last in the league in offensive rebounding (8.1 per game) while they stood 12th in the league in defensive rebounding with 31.3 rebounds per contest. Particularly against teams like the Indiana Pacers who boast Roy Hibbert (7-2), Ian Mahinmi (6-11) and Tyler Hansbrough (6-9), he should give the Celtics a boost in the paint.

In what has been a busy offseason for Gang Green thusfar, they added international flair and size to the team today. It should be interesting to see exactly how Faverani is used once the season starts.