Celtics’ big man Vitor Faverani has knee surgery, out 6-8 weeks


We had told you that Vitor Faverani had gone to Spain to have his knee evaluated, which has led to speculation the Celtics might cut him loose.

Once his knee was evaluated, Faverani elected to have surgery and do it in Spain, the Celtics announced.

Six to eight weeks obviously keeps him out until at least early December, maybe later.

The speculation he may get waived comes down to this: Even if he’s healthy he’s not going to play a lot. Kelly Olynyk starts at center and Tyler Zeller has played decently in camp and can be the backup five. After that there is Joel Anthony or you can slide Brandon Bass over to the five if you want to play small.

Which means, if there is a wing player they like better the Celtics can afford to lose Faverani and eat his $2 million salary this season. Again, just something to watch as the hard cuts start coming for teams in the next couple weeks before the season tips off.