Vitor Faverani, a Spanish ACB League center from Brazil, agreed to a three year deal earlier this week that is reportedly worth $6 million according to Yahoo! Sports Marc Spears. Spears aired out the dollar amount of the deal in a tweet:
Vitor Feverani’s three-year deal with the Celtics is worth $6 million, a source told Y! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 20, 2013
Faverani is a 6’11, 260 pound center who was passed up by every team in the NBA in the 2009 draft. He’s 25 years old now and ready to play still. He’s been playing in the Spanish ACB League and has also played on the Brazillian National basketball team.
Faverani averaged 9.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for Valencia in the Spanish ACB league. He shot 59% on the season.
This deal comes slightly after the Celtics reportedly signed Phil Pressey to a two-yeaer deal as well. With Pressey and Faverani’s signings, the Celtics will have 16 players signed to the team’s roster. There will likely be some cuts made during training camp and some trades that happen before the season, but Faverani’s long-term deal suggests that the team wants him around for the future.