44. Daniel Theis

44. Daniel Theis

When Daniel Theis was draft eligible in 2013, the German Center was not on anyone’s radar.  This changed when after four seasons as a German League All-Star, and German League Champion with Brose Bamberg, he was on the North American radar, and the Celtics signed him in 2017.

Theis was a bench player in his first two years, barely averaging 14 Minutes per Game, but he was a nice change of pace with his European style of play.  While he was not the most physical player, Theis can’t be classified as soft either.

In 2019-20, Theis became a starter, and showed improvement defensively with a 1.3 Blocks per Game Average with a Celtic-high 6.6 Rebounds per Game.  Theis was much of the same in 2020-21, and he helped them go deep in to the playoffs.  He left Boston when he was traded during the 2020-21 season to the Bulls, but returned in 2022 when his then team, Houston, treaded him back to Boston for their playoff run.  Theis, who helped Boston reach the NBA Finals, but he was traded again after, this time to Indiana.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 7/20/17.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Chicago Bulls with Javonte Green and Cash as part of a three-team trade.  Chicago traded Luke Kornet to Boston.  Chicago traded Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchison to the Washington Wizards.  Washington dealt Mortiz Wagner to Boston.  Washington traded Troy Brown Jr. and Cash to Chicago 3/25/21.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Houston Rockets for Bruno Fernando, Enes Freedom and Dennis Schroeder 2/10/22

    Departed (2): Traded to the Indiana Pacers with Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan, Aaron Nesmith, Nik Stauskas and a 2023 1st Round Pick for Malcolm Brogdon 7/9/22.

  • Games Played: 257
  • Per Game Averages:

    18.8 MP
    .603 eFG%
    .735 FT%
    7.3 PTS
    4.8 RB
    1.3 AST
    0.5 STL
    0.9 BLK

  • Advanced Stats:

    16.7 PER
    .628 TS%
    18.0 VORP
    3.5 WS

  • Major Accolades and Awards: None.

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