Celtics Sign Vincent Poirier

JULY 15: Poirier has officially signed with the Celtics, per NBA.com’s transactions log. Baskonia also issued a press release confirming that the Spanish team has parted ways with Poirier.

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.

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10 thoughts on “Celtics Sign Vincent Poirier

    • Curtisrowe

      This type of comment never gets old when an end of the bench guy is signed. It always seems original, even though its been done millions of times.

  1. jdodge22

    Why? Are they just gonna Aquire every below average big man out there? Maybe make a lineup of all sub mediocre giants! That’s the next new era of the NBA. Danny’s a step ahead. Greg Odens lighting it up in the Big 3 maybe give him a shot too.

    • D$!LLKU$H-og

      He’s a solid backup big. A lot like Theis. I remember he was on the Nets summer league squad last year. Good rebounder and shot contester.

    • Luke Adams

      Theis, Wanamaker, and Kanter aren’t official yet, but once they are, that would be 14.

      • just my opinion

        True with the not official yet with those three just wondering if this international signing including those three unofficial signings was 14 or 15

  2. 4thinfsgt

    People forget the last time the Celtics were champs, Perkins was the starter at the 5. Anything is possible.

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