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Vitor Faverani underwent season-ending surgery on Friday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
The Brazilian center was enjoying a decent rookie season before going down. He was averaging 4.4 points per game and 3.5 rebounds in 37 apperances.
"On the other end of the floor, anybody with that size, you need him to protect the rim as well as he possibly can. And he really had some good moments doing that, and he had other moments when he didn't do it as well. I think it's just going to be a process of growth with him and getting better at that. And hopefully he gets healthy so he can work on some of the things that will help him do that better."
Faverani started the season off strong against the Raptors with a 13 point performance, but went downhill from there. He has two years left on his contract, that includes $2 million guranteed for the upcoming season. The final year is non-guranteed.