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.
We have traded center Vincent Poirier and cash considerations to the @okcthunder in exchange for a conditional future second round pick.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 20, 2020
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.
Guaranteed what Boston is getting back from OKC for Vincent Poirier is a top-55 protected second round pick that will never convey. And I bet the cash is somewhere around $2,619,207 or the exact amount of Poirier's contract for 2020-21.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) November 20, 2020
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.