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BOSTON – The downward spiral of former Boston Celtic Vitor Faverani continues with word spreading that the big man is parting ways with European power Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The 6-foot-11 big man returned to action after spending nearly a year recovering from a knee injury sustained when he played for the Celtics’ Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in 2014.

In July, he reportedly signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv with the second year being a team option.

With Maccabi Tel Aviv, he has played in just one game in which he scored three points in about nine minutes of action.

With the Celtics, he appeared in 37 games with eight starts that included being the team’s opening night starter in 2013. He averaged 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots in 13.2 minutes per game.

In his first NBA game, he scored a career-high 13 points in a loss at Toronto. He followed that up two nights later against Milwaukee. He tallied his first and only double-double, scoring 12 points to go with career-highs in rebounding (18) and blocked shots (6).

From there, his impact steadily decreased and ultimately led to the Celtics assigning him to the D-League.