Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 9/5/13
Next in line for the What to Expect series is Vitor Faverani. This year will be very imperative to Faverani's career success. If he shows promise then the future could be bright for him as a servicable big man. But if not, he could just be another failed experiment. Sloan Piva (@sloanpiva) Faverani provides a big body down low, but he has no experience playing against NBA-caliber talent (he wasn't drafted after declaring for the NBA in 2009). It's always exciting to welcome a seven-footer to the mix, but Celtics fans should temper their expectations (remember the Fab Melo project...). Fifteen to 20 minutes of playing time should be about as much as "El Hombre Indestructible" should expect, and five points and three rebounds per game will probably meet Brad Stevens' expectations. After all, Faverani maxed out at 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds over 17 minutes per game as part of team Valencia in Spain. He's a work in progress, but if he can stay healthy, limit turnovers and gel with his ...
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