Daniel Theis announced on Twitter that he has officially signed with the Boston Celtics. Theis was the first reported signing of the summer for Boston, but he is officially signing now that the Celtics are out of salary cap space and are using a minimum exception to bring him on.
Theis is a 6’9” big man who played five seasons in the Euroleague for Brose Bramberg most recently. The 25-year-old averaged 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per game, shooting 64% from the field and 41% from three last season.
Theis adds more depth to the Celtics front court, he and goes along with the pattern of tough, hard-playing bigs Boston has brought on this summer in Marcus Morris, Aron Baynes, and Ante Zizic. Theis’s biggest strengths are in shot blocking and rebounding, as yet another rookie on the Celtics roster.
The Celtics reportedly agreed to a contract with Shane Larkin today as well, and CelticsBlog’s Jared Weiss confirmed that the deal is for one year and is fully guaranteed.
Shane Larkin has agreed to a one-year, guaranteed deal with the Celtics, per sources. @IAmDPick reported first.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) July 20, 2017
With Theis signing today, the Celtics now have 16 players on the team if you include Guerschon Yabusele. Yabusele is reportedly still in the Celtics’ plans, so it seems that Boston will bring 16 players into camp and cut one player to get to the final 15.