Report: Celtics agree to three-year deal with Brazilian Faverani

Report: Celtics agree to three-year deal with Brazilian Faverani
July 15, 2013, 4:00 pm
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WALTHAM, Mass. — The Celtics currently have too many bodies in the fold, and apparently there's another one on the way.

A Yahoo! Sports report indicates the Celtics have come to terms on a three-year deal with Brazilian big man Vitor Faverani.

When asked about Faverani on Monday, Ainge told reporters, "Why don't we wait to see if Faverani becomes a Celtic."

During the 2012-2013 season, he averaged 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing 17 minutes per game for Valencia Basket in Liga ACB, the first division of the Spanish League.

The addition of Faverani would give the C's 15 guaranteed contracts, the maximum allowed by the NBA.

However, Ainge has indicated that the Celtics will continue to search for ways to trim down their roster between now and the start of training camp.

"We have some work to do," Ainge said Monday. "We have a few too many guaranteed contracts. We have to make some adjustments and we're very busy trying to put the best team on the court. But there are going to be some changes this summer."

The C's have a handful of players with partially guaranteed contracts, most of which are likely to be released before training camp.

Among them are Kris Joseph, Shavlik Randolph as well as second-round pick Colton Iverson and undrafted signee Phil Pressey.