Vincent Poirier Bio: Family, NBA, Trade, Wife & Net Worth

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Vincent Poirier is a French professional basketball player who plays center for Real Madrid of the Spanish Liga ACB.

As we all know way too much about the athletes on the top, let’s look out for those in their blooming phase.

After playing in the French and Spanish leagues, Poirier started his journey in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2019. In the NBA, he was affiliated with Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers.

Vincent Poirier, The Center For Real Madrid
Vincent Poirier, The Center For Real Madrid (Source: Eurosport)

Besides, the French player has played for the teams such as Paris-Levallois and Baskonia.

Playing in the EuroLeague, Poirier stood first in rebounding in the 2018-19 season. Similarly, he is a French Cup and Spanish League champion. He has also won two Spanish Supercups since joining Real Madrid in 2021.

Although Vincent Poirier is known for his simple games, we really can’t undermine his skills. Thus, to learn more detailed information, let us first go through his quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Vincent Poirier
Date of Birth October 17, 1993
Birth Place Clamart, France
Nick Name Vinnie Sex Finger
Religion Christianity
Nationality French
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Libra
Age 30 Years Old
Height 7’0″/2.13 m/213 cm
Weight 107 kg/235 lb.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Eric Poirier
Mother’s Name Anne-Laure
Siblings A younger brother, Sebastien Poirier
Education Paul Sabatier University
Marital Status Married
Wife Asset
Kids A baby girl, Nola Adjoba Poirier
Profession Basketball player
Position Center / Power forward
Current Team France men’s national basketball team
Affiliations Paris-Levallois
Hyères-Toulon
Centre Fédéral de Basket-ball
Baskonia
Maine Red Claws
Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers
Real Madrid
Active Years 2012-present
NBA draft 2015 (Undrafted)
Jersey Number #17 France men’s national basketball team
Net Worth $1 million to $5 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Last Update July 2024

Early Life And Family

On October 17, 1993, Vincent Poirier was born under Libra’s sun sign to his parents, Anne-Laure and Eric Poirier.

He grew up with his younger brother, Sebastien Poirier, in Clamart, a southwestern suburb of Paris.

Poirier With His Father During His Childhood
Poirier With His Father During His Childhood (Source: Instagram)

He spent most of his childhood in France and even attended a university in Toulouse named Paul Sabatier University.

Equally important, Poirier lost his father in 2014 for undisclosed reasons. More information regarding Poirier’s family background and descendants are not disclosed yet.

Age, Height, And Nationality

Having born in the year 1993 makes Vincent 30 years old as of 2024.

The French player is built athletic with a towering height of 7 feet 0 (2.13 meters) and weighs around 107 kg (235 pounds).

Poirier is considered a solid screener who uses his strength/size to make the steals and take the rebounds.

Likewise, according to Vincent’s scouting report, he is considered a good roller in the pick-and-roll who punishes defenses with quick finishes and good hands.

More on his physical attributes, Poirier has a bushy black beard with big eyes. He also seems like a tattoo lover, with several arts inked on his arms.

Professional Career

At a young age, Poirier commenced playing basketball in 2010 at the Bussy Basket Club.

In the 2013-14 season, he averaged 12 points and 10.8 rebounds in 27 minutes per game and was the top rebounder of the Espoirs championship.

Paris-Levallois, Hyères-Toulon, & Centre Fédéral

Poirier started playing organized basketball with Paris-Levallois after signing a three-year deal on April 24, 2014.

However, he was loaned to Hyères-Toulon of the Pro B and had a solid start as a rotation player with Davante Gardner. In a game against Angers, he posted 10 points and 4 rebounds in just 10 minutes.

Following it, he returned to Paris-Levallois and was subject to a special designation allowing him to be able to play both with Paris-Levallois and with Centre Fédéral de Basket-ball (CGBB) in National 1.

With Paris-Levallois, Poirier won the French Cup and the French Basketball Supercup in 2013.

He earned the MVP of the Round award after scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 assists in 25 minutes.

Poirier got to play in front of NBA coaches and scouts in the 2016 NBA Summer League with the Orlando Magic. He played five games with the Magic and averaged 4.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 0.4 blocks in 11.5 pre-season per game.

In the pre-season, he and his team won the Sarthe/Pays de la Loire trophy in a three-team tournament, beating Le Mans and Antwerp.

Baskonia

Poirier agreed to a three-year deal with the Baskonia of the Spanish Liga ACB and the EuroLeague on June 14, 2017.

Consequently, he served big in the EuroLeague, earning a spot in the All-EuroLeague Second Team, and also led the EuroLeague in rebounding, averaging 8.3 per game.

Boston Celtics

Poirier parted ways with Baskonia and signed a deal with the Boston Celtics of the NBA on July 15, 2019.

He expressed his feelings about joining the NBA, “First, I would like to thank the big Baskonia family for all the support and love they gave me during these 2 years. Today I realize my dream by joining the #NBA and the mythical franchise of the Boston Celtics; I have a great thought for my family, friends, and relatives, but especially for my father, who I know looks at me from the above. I am really looking forward to starting my NBA history.”

During his tenure with the team, he played 20 games in total and was assigned to the G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.

With the Celtics, he played 22 games and also appeared in one playoff game. He played alongside defensive specialist Daniel Theis and former Thunder’s favorite Enes Kanter.

Back then, he played under coach Brad Stevens and often commented on getting a chance to showcase his skills.

However, he was never provided with enough minutes and felt as if his abilities were compromised by the Celtics.

He quoted, “I don’t want to do two seasons like that,’ not because I think I don’t deserve it, just because I want more. I’m just saying that was cool, but as a competitor, a man, and a basketball player, I’m not here to be with the guys. I’ve never been that guy who trash talks about any team. The Celtics found me welcomed me really well. I don’t want the fans to think I’m just here to take the money and leave, that I don’t give a f— about the team or the fans.”

Philadelphia 76ers

Poirier was first traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a conditional future second-round pick on November 19, 2020.

He was later traded to the Philadelphia 76ers alongside Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson in exchange for Al Horford.

As they signed the deal on December 8, 2020, Poirier was given jersey number 17.

Vincent Poirier inside the court
Vincent Poirier inside the court.

Overall, he has played three games for the team and recorded 1.3 points, 0.3 assists, and a rebound.

On March 25, 2021, the French player was traded to the New York Knicks in a three-team trade involving the Oklahoma City Thunders. But he was waived four days later.

Poirier signed a deal with Real Madrid on April 12, 2021, and will be till the end of the 2023-24 season.

International career

Vincent Poirier has also represented his national basketball team on several occasions. With the national team, he bagged a silver in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, a Bronze in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and a silver in the 2022 EuroBasket.

Injury, Achievements & Stats

In December 2019, Vincent Poirier was ready to prove his skills but broke his pinkie finger. After that, he underwent surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston on December 18.

He missed out six weeks from his gameplay, and it was also the time he got his nickname, Vinnie Sex Finger.

Apart from it, Poirier has achieved some feats in his career-long journey.

  • French Cup champion (2013)
  • Match des Champions champion (2013)
  • Best rebounder of the Espoirs championship: 2013–14
  • EuroLeague rebounding leader: 2018–19
  • All-EuroLeague Second Team (2019)

NBA Career stats

Let’s have a look at the career stats of Vincent Poirier.

Year
Team
GP
Min
Pts
FG%
3pt%
Reb
Ast
Stl
Blk
2020
Philadelphia 76ers
10
3.9
0.8
25.0
0.0
1.4
0.2
0.0
0.3
2019
Boston Celtics
22
5.9
1.9
47.2
50.0
2.0
0.4
0.1
0.4
Career
 
32
5.3
1.5
41.7
33.3
1.8
0.3
0.1
0.4

Net Worth And Salary

As of 2024, Vincent Poirier is estimated to have a net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million.

Poirier’s contract with the Celtics ensured him to make $2,349,181 as an annual salary. In the 2020-21 season, he bagged $1,686,339 from the 76ers and $932,868 from the Knicks.

During his NBA career, he is estimated to have earned $4,968,388 from three different teams.

Similarly, he played for French and Spanish teams, which certainly gave him some lucrative deals.

The details of his salary with his current team are unknown, but per several online sources, the average salary provided to Real Madrid players is $250k to $500k per year. So, we can assume that the French player comfortably earns around $400k.

Besides being a professional athlete, he earns from brand endorsements and sponsorship.

For instance, he is reported to endorse the Nike brand and is seen flexing the brand’s shoes during his basketball games.

Is Vincent Poirier Single? Personal Life And Wife

Vincent Poirier is a married man. However, Poirier has shared no information about their wedding details and kinds of stuff. He got hitched to a beautiful woman named Assou.

Assou is an Instagram model by profession alongside modeling for brands such as the SWIMMR, Somer Field Swim, and many more. She was born on December 3 under Sagittarius’ sun sign.

Poirier’s relationship with Assou became official on August 1, 2018, after his girlfriend uploaded a picture of them together vacationing in Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.

Similarly, Poirier also made a post with his girlfriend on June 24, 2018, via Instagram.

The couple has been going off strong with their relationship and never misses a chance to shower love for each other.

Vincent Poirier With His Family
Vincent Poirier With His Family (Source: Instagram) 

On September 4, 2020, the couple welcomed their first child, a beautiful daughter Nola Adjoba Poirier.

Vincent even took leave for September to be there for his wife in labor and to welcome his child to the world.

George Floyd Movement

We are all well aware of the story of an African-American man who was killed during an arrest.

The 46-year-old man was apparently alleged to use a counterfeit bill and a white police officer during the arrest killed him in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The very incident triggered outrage in people, and everyone landed on protest across the United States.

According to the news, Vincent had faced such an incident before in France and totally despise it.

Hence, concerning black people’s freedom and life, he, alongside his teammates, partook in the protest.

“Even as someone who is white- this must concern me. It touches me since I have black teammates, black friends, my wife is of mixed race. I can walk the streets freely and want it to be the case for everyone. It bothers me that it’s not the case.”
-Vincent Poirier

Social Media Presence

Vincent Poirier is quite active on different social media platforms. You can find him on Instagram under the handle @viinze_17p and Twitter @viinze_17p.

Most of his social media posts feature him during basketball games and some with his family and friends.

Instagram: 69.7k followers

Twitter: 35k followers

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Vincent Poirier's agent?

Vincent Poirier agent is Bouna Ndiaye of Comsport.

Are Vincent Poirier and Dustin Poirier siblings?

No, Vincent Poirier and Dustin Poirier are not siblings.

What shoes does Vincent Poirier wear?

Vincent Poirier reportedly wears Nike KD 12 shoes, Air Jordan XXXIV, Nike LeBron XX, and Nike KD 15.

Did Doc Rivers and Vincent Poirier talk before or after Poirier's comments?

After getting traded from the 76ers to the Knicks, Vincent said he had no communication within the team. He also said Rivers did not reach out to him after the deal was made. On the other side, Rivers brushed off Poirier's comments and stated, “I don't get involved with the crap, you know that. Vincent and I have talked. That kind of talk and all that kind of stuff that's for, I guess, newspapers.”

What are Vincent Poirier's career-high points?

On December 19, 2021, Vincent set his career-high in a Spain-Liga Endesa game. Poirier scored 24 points in a 71-80 win against UCAM Murcia.

Rajani Gurung
Rajani Gurung
Hey, I'm Rajani! As a digital content writer, I write for several websites on a wide range of topics. At Playersbio, I cover to write about hot trending celebrities and news. My professional experience makes me write the hard topics in a simplified manner for easiness.

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