Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter have solidified the center spot for the Boston Celtics, but the C’s could get additional depth at the position soon with Vincent Poirier very close to suiting up again.
According to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Poirier could return late this week after being out since Dec. 17 due to a broken finger.
Turns out, the Celtics won’t have to wait that long.
Poirier has progressed in his recovery and he has been upgraded to available for the C’s matchup Monday with the Chicago Bulls.
“(That) would really help us,” said Stevens of getting Poirier back, per Himmelsbach. “Obviously we’ve run into some size issues at times, and the more bodies the better. I felt really good about us when we were rotating three guys at the start of the year, and we haven’t been able to do that as much. Grant (Williams) can play the 5 in some matchups and in some it’s tough.”
The 7-foot Frenchman has played in just nine games this season, averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. Poirier could have an increased role when he returns depending on the matchup, especially with Robert Williams out indefinitely as he nurses a left hip edema.