When the Celtics were first linked to Brazilian big man Vitor Faverani a few weeks ago, my first response was, "Who?" Admittedly I do not know a ton about the European leagues, following only those who the mainstream media talk about as potential NBA first round picks, but usually I'll at least recognize the name. That wasn't the case with Faverani.
After digging into him a bit more, it was clear why. He played only 17 minutes per game for his team in the Spanish league, basically serving as the teams backup center. Not exactly a major showcase of his talent to say the least.
Now that he is with Boston, we are of course hungry for information on the 6'11", 260 pound big, and the Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes helped us out by talking to several NBA scouts about Faverani's history, as well as his skill-set. From Holmes' article (link).
In terms of how Faverani fits in with the Celtics, the scout said, "I can see him as a pick-and-pop bi...