JULY 2: French center Vincent Poirier has agreed to a two-year contract with the Celtics, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. He will sign for the veteran’s minimum, according to Brian Robb of The Boston Sports Journal (Twitter link).
Poirier, 25, played for Baskonia in Spain this season and was the EuroLeague’s leading rebounder at 8.3 per game. He told reporters in March that he had received interest from several NBA teams.
Poirier will add some frontcourt depth to the Celtics, who will lose Al Horford in free agency and are trading Aron Baynes to the Suns. Boston reached a deal on Sunday with Enes Kanter, who presumably will be the new starting center.