Found July 24, 2013 on Red's Army:
  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The scouting report from those who have watched Faverani overseas is nearly universal: a skilled and athletic offensive player but a question mark on the defensive end. That’s confirmed by the advanced stats from his play overseas. In 34 games for Valencia last season, Faverani averaged 0.976 points per play (324 points over 332 plays), which ranked him in the 72nd percentile among all international players, according to Synergy Sports data. His post numbers won’t wow you (0.888 ppp), but he thrived last season in the pick-and-roll (1.2 ppp) and off of offensive rebounds (1.361 ppp). He’s prone to turnovers, but his offensive skills are obvious. ESPN Boston:  Vitor Faverani brings size, intrigue to Boston In describing Faverani’s strengths and weaknesses, both offensively and defensively, the scout noted that Faveran...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Dionte Christmas back in the NBA?

Our old friend Dionte Christmas has a chance to make a roster spot this up and coming season. I wish it was with the Celtics. Last summer, playing for the Celtics, he averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in Las Vegas, while averaging 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in Orlando Summer League. I wanted us to keep him, but with the Courtney Lee trade, we ended up releasing...

Los Angeles Lakers And Boston Celtics On A Strangely Parallel Path

Click here to view the video on YouTube. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics had an eerily similar 2012-13 season. History has often presented us with the opportunity for a side-by-side comparison of the NBA’s two most storied franchises, but usually in a positive light. This time around, identical dark clouds were cast over both Boston and Los Angeles. As a fan of the Celtics...

Fab Melo Must Show Flashes of Defensive Dominance for Celtics to Stick With Raw Big Man (Poll)

Fab Melo attracted far too much attention as a rookie. This might sound harsh, but the 23-year-old center out of Syracuse was not ready for the NBA last season, no matter how many games of eye-popping blocked shots totals he boasted in the D-League. That didn’t stop fans and reporters alike from hounding coach Doc Rivers about the possibility to bringing up Melo whenever the Celtics...

Keith Bogans’ Tenacity, Professionalism May Go Overlooked on Rebuilding Celtics (Poll)

Nobody was happier than Brad Stevens was when Keith Bogans, minutes after officially being introduced as a member of the Boston Celtics, said his main priority for the coming season was to be an extension of his head coach. Stevens, heading into his first year on Boston’s bench, needs all the support he can get in what seems likely to be a challenging season. Whether Bogans actually...

"Tanks" for nothing Celtics Bandwagoner/BIEBs Fan

This column will be the last time I ever use the word “tank” in association with the Boston Celtics. I for one am sick and tired of hearing the “t” word used in regards to this storied and proud franchise.  Enough already! Or as one of my favorite movie characters “Lefty” would say “fuggetaboutit.” I’ve noticed that the “t” word is predominately used by younger...

Celtics say season ticket sales still strong, but are they misleading?

From a Boston Globe article today by Baxter Holmes: According to Celtics president Rich Gotham, about 90 percent of the team’s season-ticket base from last season has re-upped for next season. “That number is a really strong number,” Gotham said Wednesday. “I think most teams in the NBA would kill for that kind of number.” That number is considered to be above the league...

MarShon Brooks Will Flourish in a Comfortable, Familiar Place With Boston Celtics

Photo via Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports Marshon Brooks will have a second go-around with the Boston Celtics. Brooks, who played with the Providence College Friars, has been relative to me for a long time as I was a season ticket holder up until his junior year at PC. Every player has their strengths and weaknesses, but Brooks’ upsides outweigh his downsides. One strength...

Welcome to the Keep Shav Crusade

At the end of last season when Doc finally gave into the Free Shav movement for the final 10 games, Shavlik Randolph grabbed every rebound in sight. The late season acquisition showed significant ability to rebound the basketball, grabbing 26.3% of all available defensive rebounds and 22.4% of all caroms overall. Those were the best numbers on the team, but mind you it was in small...

Ainge: Our Big 3 Was Different from Red's

Having long lamented Larry Bird's and Kevin McHale's injury-riddled twilight years, Danny Ainge traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce when they still had (some) value. However, since he didn't trade KG or Pierce when they would have demanded serious packages, and he let Ray Allen walk for nothing, Ainge, like Red Auerbach, still might have made his move too late. Defending...

Dionte Christmas Drawing Interest From Suns, Others

LAS VEGAS – Amid a strong finish over the final week of NBA summer league, Dionte Christmas has received interest from teams, including from the organization he played for, the Phoenix Suns. “I’m getting positive feedback from a lot of teams,” Christmas told RealGM. “Perhaps I get a call saying they want to see me in training camp or hopefully sign me for the season....

Wish I’d Said That

From HoopsHype Rumors: Net Daily: Next six years, Nets have three first rounders; Lakers have three; Heat have five; Knicks have four; Celtics have 10 (3 Nets, 1 Clippers). Twitter @NetsDaily Just warms the cockles of my heart.  Looks like the “Haves” are capped out, with aging/declining stars, and a dearth of young talent.  The megabucks mavens are going to have a hard...

The Nets are coming to Boston… in the preseason

The Brooklyn Nets released their preseason schedule today and guess who’s on it? Yup, the Celtics will visit the Barclays Center on October 15. Brooklyn is scheduled to play at the Garden on October 23. Will KG and Paul Pierce really make their emotional return to Boston in the preseason? Don’t bet on it. ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg doubts either will make the trip. That...

Report: Kris Humphries to Guest Star on ‘The Mindy Project’ The Season

Celtics fans may not regularly tune in to The Mindy Project, but Green Teamers may want to check out at least one episode this season. Kris Humphries, who came to the Celtics from the Nets in a package for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, has signed on to guest-star in an upcoming episode of the show, according to TVGuide.com. Humphries previously appeared on Keeping...

Report: John Wall, Wizards Close On Five Year $80 Million Deal

Is John Wall a better player than Stephen Curry or Rajon Rondo? You might not think so, but the Wizards seem to believe that, and that’s what’s important.  Yahoo Sports is reporting that The Wizards and John Wall are close to agreeing to a five-year $80 million extension. Y! Sources: John Wall, Wizards progressing toward completion of 5 year, $80 million contract extension...

Your Morning Dump..Where Midwestern Values Carry Brad Stevens

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Brad Stevens was living the life. He ran around his Zionsville neighborhood with a large group of friends, so large he never felt much like an only child. He filled long summer days with...
Celtics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.