WALTHAM, Mass. — The newest member of the Maine Red Claws will be a former member by Sunday morning.
Rookie center Vitor Faverani was assigned to the Boston Celtics’ D-League affiliate for a brief stint — less than 24 hours — shortly after participating in practice with the Celtics on Saturday. Faverani will play in one game for the Red Claw against the awesomely-named Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Saturday night in Portland, Maine, before re-joining the big club for shootaround on Sunday morning.
“This is just a quick assignment to get Vitor some more game action,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said in a statement. “This is a great option for any Celtics player to get more in-game experience without missing any Celtics activities, and we expect there will be more of this type of assignment for Celtics players during the remainder of the season.”
Faverani should be available Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets. The 25-year-old from Brazil played Friday for the first time in 10 days, logging 10 minutes with two points and four rebounds in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is averaging 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season.