Theis will come off the bench Wednesday against the Wizards, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Aron Baynes (ankle), who is on a minutes limit, will start at center while Al Horford (kneecap) deals with an injury of his own. Still, Theis should see significant run. Over the past three games, he's averaging 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 23.7 minutes.
Theis finished with 22 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-7 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and one steal in 32 minutes during Saturday's 133-77 victory over the Bulls.
Theis was given the starting nod, replacing Al Horford (knee) who was ruled out earlier in the day. He took advantage of the situation posting season-high numbers across the board. The game was an embarrassment which certainly helped his case. If Horford is forced to miss additional time, Theis could be worth a speculative add to see what happens. Just keep in mind he won't be playing the Bulls every night.
Theis is listed as the starting center Saturday against the Bulls, Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston reports.
With Al Horford (knee) and Aron Baynes (ankle) out, the Celtics are very thin in the frontcourt. Theis has only seen double-digit minutes eight times this season, averaging 7.9 points, 3.8 boards and 1.3 assists across 15.8 minutes in those tilts.
Theis was making his first appearance since Oct. 27, so his playing time was unsurprisingly brief. The 26-year-old is capable of offering some scoring punch off the bench, but he'll presumably need a couple of games to work his way back up to double-digit minutes.
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