ANDhe Real Madrid has responded immediately to Gabriel Deck’s departure to the Thunder and has brought in center Vincent Poirier, 2.13 meters and 27 years old. The white club had taken the lead over other major European clubs that also wanted the French player, who had recently run out of place in the NBA after being cut by the Knicks. According to Jugones, from LaSexta, the operation is already closed and will be incorporated next Monday after a medical examination.
His signing for the remainder of the season and three more, together with the presence of Walter Tavares, leaves Madrid’s painting as one of the most powerful in Europe. However, Poirier will not be able to play in the Euroleague during this course, as the transfer period has already closed. He will only participate in the Endesa League.
The French player played two seasons for Baskonia. In the last one he averaged 12.0 points and 8.2 rebounds in the European competition, leaving a feeling of dominance in the zones. That earned him the interest of the Celtics, who recruited him after he paid the entire exit clause to the Vitoria team, which did not retain any rights over him. Madrid will not have to pay anything for their incorporation.
In the NBA, however, Poirier has had no chances. Between the Celtics and the Sixers, he has only played 32 games in two seasons. He was recently traded to the Knicks, who released him. He, who always recognized that he would not mind returning to Europe because what he wanted was to play, now signs for a Madrid that reacts with a blow of effect to Deck’s brilliant departure.
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