Rumor: Celtics may waive Vitor Faverani

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The Boston Celtics have guys with 16 guaranteed contracts on the roster, someone has to be waived before the season starts as you can only carry 15.

Brazilian center Vitor Faverani has left the Celtics training camp to go to a trusted doctor in Spain to get a second opinion on his troublesome left knee, as reported by A. Sherrod Blakely at CSNNE.com. Another surgery is not out of the question.

All of that has rumors flying that Boston could cut Faverani loose. The fantastic Sportando has the rumor.

Boston Celtics are considering waiving Brazilian big-man Vitor Faverani, sources told Sportando. Faverani is still recovering from a knee injury and his condition remains uncertain…Brazilian big man has another year of contract and could make a little more than $2 million this season.

This season’s contract is fully guaranteed but the last two years of his $6 million deal are not, so the Celtics would only eat the salary on this season (it would count against their cap).

And even if his knee gets better he’s not going to play much. Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk start up front for Boston, Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller are the first two off the bench, then there is Joel Anthony. Faverani isn’t going to play much no matter how his knee feels.

Just something to watch.