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Boston Celtics trade Vincent Poirier to Oklahoma City Thunder

Au Revior to the French big man.

Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

With limited playing time his rookie season, Boston have traded 7-foot French big Vincent Poirier to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a conditional future second round pick. The Thunder have been extremely active following the departure of Chris Paul, taking on players and picks all week.

The Celtics released the news first about the 27 year-old via the Celtics official twitter account.

Vinny as he was known played in 22 games during his rookie season and averaged 1.9 points, 2 rebounds per game and 0.4 blocks per outing. With a final year remaining on Poirier’s two-year deal valued at $2,619,207, Boston is looking to offload both salary and clear roster spots as it heads into free agency.

UPDATE: According to CelticsBlog’s Keith Smith, Boston also sent $1 million along with Poirier to Oklahoma City. The trade creates a $2.5M trade exception that Boston will have a year to use.