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Celtics to sign Vincent Poirier

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Boston adds to its depleted big man depth.

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The Athletic’s Shams Charania is reporting that the Celtics have added another big man to their roster after the departures of Al Horford and Aron Baynes:

CelticsBlog’s Keith Smith reported the team’s interest in Vincent Poirier over a week ago:

Poirier is a rugged, rim running big out of France. As Keith notes, his defense and rebounding should pair well with the recently signed Enes Kanter. He is expected to sign a two-year contract for the minimum exception.

Poirier has spent the last two years with Baskonia in the Spainish Liga ACB and EuroLeague. Last season, he lead the EuroLeague in rebounding at 8.3 per game and averaged 11.9 points on 61.7% shooting. The 25-year-old comes to Boston as a polished five-year professional and should provide needed depth with Kanter and Robert Williams. Daniel Theis is still a restricted free agent.