C's (briefly) assign Faverani to Maine

The Boston Celtics announced Saturday that rookie center Vitor Faverani has been assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the D-League.

Faverani won't be with Maine much longer than Rajon Rondo was during his two-hour assignment before his return to game action last week.

"This is just a quick assignment to get Vitor some more game action," said Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. "He'll be back with the Celtics for shootaround tomorrow morning. This is a great option for any Celtics player to get more in-game experience without missing any Celtics activities, and we expect there will be more of this type of assignment for Celtics players during the remainder of the season."

Faverani, a 6-foot-11 center, is averaging 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 13.4 minutes per game in 35 appearances this season, including eight starts. In January, Faverani has appeared in only eight games, playing just 8.5 minutes per game.

The Red Claws host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Saturday night at 7 p.m.