Even with his 14-minute stint Friday against the New York Knicks, Vitor Faverani is averaging just 9.5 minutes per game this month, an afterthought in Brad Stevens’s rotation after beginning his first NBA season in the starting lineup.
The Brazilian rookie, who has a propensity for shooting 3-pointers and picking up fouls, has watched his role change almost daily. In Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Faverani logged just five minutes, having nothing but a missed field goal to show for his evening.
Two nights later, Faverani was in the middle of an intense fourth-quarter rally. Friday was the exception. The Celtics stormed back with a late 20-5 run and Faverani helped out with a monumental 3-pointer along with a pick-and-roll layup in Boston’s 90-86 win. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.