I love training camp, if only for stories like this. Apparently Vitor banked in a three pointer and Brad Stevens quipped "He might have called [glass], but I couldn't understand him if he called it."
Faverani is already one of my favorites on the team for his off-beat sense of humor. But it sounds like the guy can actually play a little too.
But Faverani had a solid all-around debut, according to his coach. "I thought Vitor was pretty good today," said Stevens. "He’s obviously a guy with great size, I think he’s our truest center. And a guy that can shoot the basketball. ... And he did a good job defensively. [Assistant coach] Ron Adams has spent a lot of time with Vitor and really done a nice job with him."
I'll temper my enthusiasm with the knowledge that first-day-of-camp-praise can be pretty fleeting. I was pretty excited about Darko in training camp at one point too. Still, this guy might be a nice find for us. Can't wait to see him on the court for myself.
As for where Faverani fits on the Celtics food chain, the coach added, “I think that’ll sort itself out. I think the first step will be how he compares to the other bigs coming out of training camp. I think we’ve got a long way to go, and I say a long way to go. I know it’s a short amount of time (before next Monday’s first preseason game), but these three, four, five days of practice leading to our first exhibition game are going to be telltale.”