During a recent interview with Super Deporte, a Spanish website, Vitor Faverani said he plans to return to the Boston Celtics with his surgically-repaired left knee at least 90 percent healthy.

The center said he intends to land in Boston on Sept. 5, almost four weeks before the start of training camp. Faverani has been working with a trainer from his former team to recover from a torn lateral meniscus that ended his season in early February.

Though the Celtics added fellow center Tyler Zeller, they remain thin on rim protection and interior scoring. Faverani has the potential to provide both, but forgive me if I'm not overly optimistic. He occasionally provided badly-needed inside help, but also spent full games blending into the background, especially later in the season. Because the Celtics could not find enough playing time for him, he suffered his injury on D-League assignment. He could have benefited from a summer spent on basketball things, but instead he has needed to focus on knee rehab.