Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Report: Celtics to sign French center Vincent Poirier to 2-year deal
The Celtics have agreed to a two-year deal French center Vincent Poirier, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
The 7-foot big man played two seasons in Spain, where he averaged 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds last year and will hope to make an impact in the NBA as the Celtics continue to address their thin frontcourt ahead of the 2019-20 season. The Celtics have been eyeing the 25-year-old big man due to his interior defense and traditional approach in manning the paint as an old school center.
Poirier went undrafted in 2015 and played in back-to-back Summer League campaigns before heading overseas in 2017. He's also gone on record to say that he will not play in the NBA if he's not a rotation player, something the Celtics must have taken into consideration before offering him a contract, thus, Poirier will be considered to have a role in Boston next year.
Celtics are days away from showcasing its prospects in this year's Las Vegas Summer League, where fans will get a firsthand look at first round pick Grant Williams, who could be an invaluable piece to Brad Stevens' bench and 7-foot-6 undrafted center Tacko Fall, who hopes to make a good first impression in the front court.
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