Dio begins his spin around the league with a look at the Atlantic Division and its top international talent.
July 7, 2020, 9:50 amVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier appeared in just 20 games for the Celtics in his first year in the NBA, averaging only 1.9 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.7 minutes per game, good for 434/431 value in 8/9-cat scoring formats.
The French big missed six weeks due to a fractured right pinkie but even when he was healthy he couldn’t secure any playing time and remained buried on the depth chart behind Robert Williams and Grant Williams. The Celtics signed him as insurance last year and it’s obvious that they didn’t have high expectations for him in his first year playing away from home.
July 3, 2020, 2:38 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Both Gordon Hayward and Vincent Poirier plan to leave the NBA bubble in September, when their respective partners are set to give birth.
Both are expected to be given permission to leave the bubble and will be able to return after a four-day quarantine. If the league's plans play out, September will be right in the thick of the playoffs, so it's unfortunate timing for the team even though it's the right decision for Hayward. It's something to keep in mind if you're planning to play fantasy games through the postseason.
Source: The Athletic
February 1, 2020, 12:18 pmTacko FallC, Boston Celtics
Tacko Fall has been recalled from the G League prior to Saturday's game against the Sixers.
Fall will serve as emergency depth behind Daniel Theis and Vincent Poirier. He has not made an in-game appearance since January 8 and can be left on the wire in standard leagues.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
January 13, 2020, 1:03 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier (right pinkie fracture) is good to go for Monday's game against the Bulls.
Poirier might not play much but he has a chance to get into the rotation as a backup with Daniel Theis out tonight and Robert Williams out for another few weeks at least. Poirier is only a name to know in extremely deep leagues.
Source: Marc D'Amico on Twitter
January 12, 2020, 10:50 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier (right pinkie fracture) is questionable to face the Bulls on Monday.
Poirier suffered the injury in mid-December and was hit with a six-week timetable, so this lines up about right. He's not on the fantasy radar right now but does have a very small window of opportunity while Robert Williams is out.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 11, 2020, 12:20 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier (right pinkie finger surgery) is progressing well, according to coach Brad Stevens, and could return to action next week.
We're closing in on the 4-week mark since Poirier suffered the fracture, so this gels with the original timetable. There was some hope that Poirier could crack a bad center rotation in Boston when he was signed out of the Euroleague, but that never materialized. He's off the fantasy radar.
Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter
December 18, 2019, 11:17 amVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier underwent successful surgery this morning to fix a fracture of the proximal phalanx on his right pinkie finger and he is expected to return to the court in 4-6 weeks.
The timetable offers some optimism that Poirier could be back before the initial 6 week prognosis. Still, he is far behind in the depth chart and Daniel Theis with Enes Kanter will continue handling the center minutes in Boston.
Source: Celtics PR on Twitter
December 17, 2019, 11:25 amVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier fractured his right pinkie finger at practice on Monday and is expected to be sidelined for 6 weeks.
This is another blow to the team’s depth at the center position as Robert Williams is also out with a hip issue. The Celtics will rely on Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter for the foreseeable future .
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 10:17 pmVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier took advantage of the Celtics' thin frontcourt on Wednesday, turning nine minutes of work into three points, four rebounds, three assists and a block.
Poierier has appeared in just five games all season, and this game saw him set career-highs in playing time, points, rebounds and assists. He's a name to know in 30-teamers if Boston's frontcourt players keep getting hurt.
October 27, 2019, 12:15 amVincent PoirierC, Boston Celtics
Vincent Poirier played his first game and chipped in two points in six minutes on Saturday vs. the Knicks.
The Frenchman was able to get his first minutes in garbage time. The Celtics have been riddled with injures at center but Poirier has not be able to crack the regular rotation. He is not on the fantasy radar at the moment.
October 26, 2019, 1:05 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis (left ankle sprain) will be held out against the Knicks on Saturday.
Theis returned to the court after sustaining the injury during Friday's game so it must have swelled up since then. With Enes Kanter already ruled out, you can expect a healthy dose of Robert Williams tonight and he should be a great option for DFS. Vincent Poirier should make his first appearance of the season as well. The Celtics went small with Jayson Tatum playing center at times last game but it's unlikely against the much bigger Knicks.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
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