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The Celtics sent Vitor Faverani and Vander Blue to the Maine Red Claws this afternoon and they'll appear in D-League games today and tomorrow.

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The press release from Waltham:

Faverani, a 6'11" center, has appeared in one game for the Maine Red Claws this season where he recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on January 25. Faverani has appeared in 37 games for the Celtics this season and has recorded 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game.

Blue, a 6'5" guard, has appeared in three games for the Celtics this season and has totaled five points, three rebounds and an assist in 15 minutes of play. He was signed to a 10-day contract on January 22.

For a rebuilding team, the D-League (with Maine as a sole affiliate) has been a valuable tool for Ainge and Stevens as they evaluate and re-evaluate players in their system.  Faverani hasn't seen a lot of playing time recently, but he'll get some run over the next two nights before Sunday's game vs. Orlando.  Blue has two more days until his contract expires and I'm sure Danny will use Friday and Saturday to determine whether or not Vander is worth another look.  He's impressed Stevens in practice and could potentially play into another 10-day just like Chris Johnson recently earned.  With news that Avery Bradley is on his way back, Blue will have to make quite an impression with the Red Claws if he wants to make his way back to Boston.

Update:  Sounds like the Celtics won't keep Blue after all.