A few days after putting pressure on the Celtics by claiming that he would not relive a season like the one passed, Vincent Poirier was traded. It was the franchise itself that announced it.
Vincent Poirier had been cash: he wants playing time. Obviously, his wish was heard by the Celtics, who have indeed decided to offer him some… but elsewhere.
In a tweet, the most successful franchise in history (tied with the Lakers, editor’s note) announced the French interior trade, which therefore flies to the Western conference:
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
We traded pivot Vincent Poirier and a sum of money to the Oklahoma City Thunder, in exchange for a future draft second round.
You will understand, Boston was not looking here to obtain a huge consideration, but to get rid of Poirier, whose frustration could have become problematic for the locker room.
The NBA adventure will therefore continue in Oklahoma for the pivot, who will find a certain… Théo Maledon, recently drafted. A second tricolor duo is therefore formed, in addition to the one including Sekou Doumbouya and Killian Hayes on the Detroit side.
After a first year of apprenticeship, Vincent Poirier wanted playing time, and Boston was not going to offer it to him. Direction Oklahoma City, therefore, with a place to take. It’s up to the French to play.