Theis re-signed with the Celtics on Wednesday.
Theis agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Celtics near the start of free agency, though later had his qualifying offer pulled as a financial move on the part of Boston to try to maximize its remaining available cap space. Ultimately, he'll remain with Boston, as expected. Over the past two seasons, he's played a deep bench role at both power forward and center, and he averaged 5.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 13.8 minutes in 2018-19. It's possible he sees slightly more action moving forward with the departures of Al Horford and Marcus Morris.
Theis has yet to sign a contract with the Celtics and became an unrestricted free agent Monday after the team rescinded its qualifying offer, Chris Grenham of NESN.com reports.
Theis agreed to terms with Boston on a reported two-year, $10 million deal earlier this month, but he never officially re-signed with the team when the moratorium period ended July 6. With Boston still trying to maximize its remaining available cap space, the decision to pull Theis' qualifying offer is merely a procedural move. The Celtics are still expected to honor their agreement with Theis, though it's theoretically possible that his availability on the open market prompts other teams to engage him in contract discussions.
Theis and the Celtics agreed to terms Tuesday on a two-year, $10 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
A restricted free agent, Theis will remain in Boston where he'll return to what's suddenly a crowded center rotation. Even after losing Al Horford to the Sixers and Aron Baynes to the Suns, Boston has five options -- Enes Kanter, Vincent Poirier, Robert Williams, Guerschon Yabusele, and Theis -- who could all compete for minutes. Given their experience, Kanter and Theis would appear to hold the upper hand.
Theis was extended a qualifying offer by the Celtics, making him a restricted free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Theis has carved out a solid role in Boston's rotation over the past two years, acting as both a power forward or center depending on the situation. He showed significant improvement last season as a three-point shooter, and Theis even dropped two 20-point performances. Other teams may show interest in him to occupy a similar role.
Theis (foot) will be available for Tuesday's game against Washington.
The Celtics will be severely shorthanded Tuesday with a number of regular resting, so Theis could be set for big minutes in the absence of Aron Baynes (ankle), Marcus Morris (knee) and Al Horford (knee).
Theis is questionable for Tuesday's game against Washington due to right foot soreness, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Theis evidently picked up the injury in Boston's previous matchup Sunday against Orlando. If he is cleared to play, he should have an opportunity for extended minutes given the Celtics' lengthy injury report.
Theis totaled 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal over 20 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
Theis came off the bench but still absorbed the bulk of minutes at center with Aron Baynes largely ineffective. Theis has limited upside given his role with the second unit and just 13.9 minutes of court time per game. His value is tied to the health of Al Horford.
Theis (illness) will be available for Saturday's tilt against the Hawks, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Theis was dealt a questionable designation along with a few other Celtics ahead of Saturday's game due to an illness. However, it does not appear to be serious, as he will be available to resume his usual reserve role providing depth in the Celtics' frontcourt.
Theis (illness) is questionable for Saturday's matchup against the Hawks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Theis is in danger of missing a second straight contest due to an illness. Information about his status should arrive following the team's pregame activities.
Theis (illness) will not play Thursday against the Kings due to an illness, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Theis will join Terry Rozier on the inactive list Thursday, as both players sit out with an illness. Theis has played single-digit minutes in four of the last five games, but his absence could open up a few more minutes for Aron Baynes or Robert Williams.
Theis is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Kings due an illness, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Theis has seen single-digit minutes in each of the past three games, so his absence wouldn't jostle the Celtics' rotation much. We may learn more about his status following the team's morning shootaround.
Theis (knee) is available to play in Friday's game against the Wizards.
Theis was listed as questionable with right knee soreness, but the big man will not have to miss any time as a result. With Aron Baynes (foot) still out for at least one more game, Theis will operate once again as the backup center.
Theis is questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards due to right knee soreness.
Theis played just 10 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Trail Blazers and failed to score a point or grab a rebound, and it appears the injury may have had something to do with that. Expect an update on Theis' status to come Friday morning after the team's shootaround.
Theis eked out zero points (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt), zero rebounds, two assists and one block across in Wednesday's 97-92 home loss to Portland.
Yes, despite ten minutes of run, the big reserve couldn't score or gather even one rebound, adding to the woes of a Boston squad that has now lost four straight. Over his past six games, Theis has averaged a woeful 3.3 points, 1.7 boards and 1.3 assists per game, despite fellow big Aron Baynes being out due to a foot injury. The rugged German and his Boston teammates hope to turn things around Friday at home versus the Wizards.
Theis produced 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt), five rebounds, and one steal in 16 minutes during Saturday's 123-112 loss to the Clippers.
Theis played despite dealing with knee soreness and reached double figures in scoring for the third time in the last four games. Theis has combined to score 50 points on a scalding hot 21-of-24 from the field, six-of-six from beyond the arc, and two-of-two from the free throw line across his last four appearances. Still, Theis has surpassed 20 minutes only once during this recent stretch.
Theis (knee) will be available Saturday against the Clippers, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Theis will battle through left knee soreness to play Saturday. Over his past three appearances, the big man is averaging 13.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.7 blocks across 19.3 minutes.
Theis is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Clippers due to a sore left knee, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Theis appears to have picked up an injury during what was a stellar performance against the Lakers on Thursday, as the big man posted 20 points and six rebounds in 23 minutes. There doesn't appear to be much concern surrounding Theis' health, but his status will still need to be confirmed prior to tip-off Saturday.
Theis tallied 20 points (9-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 23 minutes Thursday in the Celtics' 129-128 loss to the Lakers.
Theis and starter Al Horford (25 minutes) nearly had an even split of the playing time at center, but that's unlikely to be a regular occurrence. The second-year big man's deft shooting touch likely prompted coach Brad Stevens to hand Theis some extra run, so expect his minutes to fade back to the teens on nights where he's not running as hot from the field. Theis should at least keep a regular spot in the rotation until Aron Baynes (foot) is ready to play again, likely at some point shortly after the All-Star break.
Theis tallied 14 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one steal, and one block in 17 minutes during Sunday's 134-129 win over the Thunder.
Theis hadn't reached double figures in scoring in any of his last eight appearances while being a healthy scratch four times during that same stretch. Theis is producing just as minimally as he was last season, and he's merely a dart throw in daily leagues.
Theis finished with eight points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal across 23 minutes off the bench Friday in the Celtics' 114-93 win over the Mavericks.
After some down games of late, this was a nice showing for Theis, but it comes with a couple of caveats. For one, starting center Al Horford was restricted to 25 minutes following his return return from a knee issue. Secondly, all members of the Celtics' second unit were afforded some additional run in light of the blowout nature of the contest and the fact that Kyrie Irving (eye) and Marcus Morris (neck) were sitting out. If one or both of the injured players returns for Monday's game against the Nets and if Horford is restriction-free, Theis will have a tough time building on Friday's performance.
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