By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Boston Celtics and French center Vincent Poirier have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal, adding frontcourt depth to the Boston roster. Shams Charania of The Athletic was first to report the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
Poirier, 25, played the past two seasons with Spain-based Saski Baskonia in the EuroLeague. In 2018-19, the 6-foot-11 Poirier averaged 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 34 games. He went undrafted in 2015, but played in the 2016 Summer League with the Orlando Magic and in 2017 with the Brooklyn Nets.
With the C’s in need of any kind of frontcourt contributors after losing Al Horford and trading Aron Baynes, Poirier should get a real shot at making the roster. But it’s likely he’d be a serviceable bench piece at best.
Recent reports suggest that Danny Ainge is still aiming higher than minimum-cost free-agent signings, with the Celtics “very active” gauging the market for sign-and-trades or new free agents that emerge on the market.
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