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Vincent Poirier reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Boston Celtics back on July 2, but we haven't heard much from the French big man since then.

That changed Monday morning, as Poirier posted a message to his Instagram story confirming he's parting ways with his European club team, Baskonia, to join the Celtics.

Baskonia also made the announcement on Twitter while thanking Poirier for his contributions.

Poirier spent two seasons with Baskonia in the Spanish ACB, averaging 10.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game last season while earning All-EuroLeague Second Team honors.

In Boston, he'll join a new-look frontcourt that lost Al Horford (free agency), Aron Baynes (trade) and Guerschon Yabusele (waived) while adding Enes Kanter in free agency and bringing back Daniel Theis.

It sounds like Poirier is excited to get started with the "mythical" Celtics franchise and compete for minutes as he realizes his NBA "dream."

UPDATE (1:35 p.m. ET): Poirier officially has signed with the Celtics, the team announced Monday

From Chris Forsberg: In using the stretch provision following the release of Guerschon Yabusele, the Celtics generated enough cap space to ink second-round draft pick Carsen Edwards to a four-year pact and give Poirier more than a minimum contract. According to Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights, Poirier signed a two-year deal worth $4.6 million, or roughly the same amount that first-round pick Grant Williams will make over the first two years of his rookie deal. The Celtics still have one open roster spot — and a sliver of available cap space — they could potentially utilize to sign a rookie above a minimum salary before inking Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis to complete their summer signings.

 

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