Dio begins his spin around the league with a look at the Atlantic Division and its top international talent.
October 13, 2019, 7:02 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier will have an expanded role in Tuesday's preseason game, per Brad Stevens.
The Celtics have been mixing and matching their centers all preseason and Poirier has generally been the odd man out, so Boston will try and get a longer look at the intriguing rookie before the preseason wraps up. His role figures to be minimal in the regular season but DFS players can look to him on Tuesday. Poirier logged six minutes on Sunday.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
September 25, 2019, 12:41 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
According to Jay King, the Celtics could deploy Daniel Theis at center late in games when the team prioritizes quickness.
King also mentioned Robert Williams and Vincent Poirier as rotation big men. Theis only averaged 13.8 minutes per game last season, but he may be worth monitoring as the season progresses.
Source: Jay King of The Athletic
September 16, 2019, 6:13 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Nicolas Batum praised the play of Celtics center Vincent Poirier at the FIBA World Cup.
According to Batum, Poirier "is a center that can block shots and control the paint." A native of France, Poirier has performed well over six seasons in Europe. Nevertheless, he should only be a depth option for the Celtics with Enes Kanter starting.
Source: NBC Sports Boston
July 15, 2019, 1:48 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have announced the signing of Vincent Poirier.
Poirier joins the Celtics after six professional seasons in Europe and is believed to be on a two-year deal. Last season he averaged 10.5 points (61.6 percent shooting), 7.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.0 blocked shots in 73 games between EuroLeague and Liga ACB competition. Poirier figures to be battling Daniel Theis and Robert Williams for playing time behind Enes Kanter and doesn't have much fantasy appeal.
Source: Boston Celtics
July 2, 2019, 1:07 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Celtics and French C Vincent Poirier have agreed on a two-year deal.
At 6’11” Poirier will look to help the frontcourt depth for the Celtics who lost Al Horford and Aron Baynes this offseason. Poirier will likely compete with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis for backup center minutes. As of right now, Poirier is off the fantasy radar, but if he shows well this summer he can potentially play himself into a decent role on the team.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Dio discusses all the latest international movement in a busy NBA summer