Vincent Poirier Rumors

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Vincent Poirier
Position: C
Born: 10/17/93
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $2,505,793
The Celtics carried an open roster spot last year and tried to sign Poirier late in the regular season. But Poirier said the timing was not right for him. He knew the Celtics had interest, though, so he began to watch their games and scan their highlights to become more familiar with their style. “The way they play basketball, they’re one of the team that plays like European teams,” Poirier said. “They play a lot of pick-and-roll. Their coach is really smart. So it’s kind of like playing overseas. And they play to win. That’s what I want. I want to win. So it makes a good, good fit.”
Vincent Poirier was backing up the NBA defensive player of the year, Rudy Gobert, who willingly dispensed advice. “He helped me a lot, especially on all the defensive stuff,” Poirier said. “I knew the defense we played with the national team would be more like Boston’s. So [Gobert] helped me a lot. I come now, and I know how to play defense.” Poirier said he also peppered Gobert and teammates Evan Fournier (Magic), Nicolas Batum (Hornets), and Frank Ntilikina (Knicks) with questions about NBA life, from the games to the fans to the travel. “I asked them all I can,” he said, “because I don’t want to be surprised when I get there.”
Vincent Poirier said that he had the opportunity to join the Boston Celtics before the completion of the 2018-2019 season and play in the NBA playoffs with the team. However, he chose to stay with Baskonia in hopes of possibly competing in the EuroLeague Final Four. “They were in contact with my agents, not with me. But I preferred to finish the season with Baskonia. We organized the EuroLeague Final Four and I really wanted to participate. We failed to make it but I don’t regret staying until the end of the season. They wanted me for the playoffs, but it’s not easy to integrate on such a team. I think it was better for me to wait, do the training camp, preseason and start the new season with them,” Poirier said to Basket USA.