Daniel Theis
27-Year-Old ForwardF
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 27-year-old Theis has proved two things over his first two years in the Association. First, he's an effective big man off the bench, contributing with solid defense, strong rebounding and even decent three-point shooting. Second, he's brittle, having missed 35 games in two seasons due to knee issues and other ailments. With his injury history in mind, don't expect Theis' roughly 14 minutes per game to change much this season, despite the departure of Al Horford and Aron Baynes. Coach Brad Stevens will value Theis' presence, but expect sophomore Robert Williams and French import Vincent Poirier to also plenty of floor time backing up assumed starter Enes Kanter. Plus there is always the outside chance Boston decides to experiment with rookie Tacko Fall at the big league level. For Theis, expect another season of brief spurts of productivity in between absences due to nagging injuries. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Celtics in July of 2019.
Not playing Tuesday
FBoston Celtics
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October 15, 2019
Theis will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against Cleveland, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.
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Theis is one of many Celtics regulars sitting out, so expect Robert Williams, Tacko Fall and Vincent Poirier to see most of the minutes at center.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Daniel Theis
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Nick Whalen takes a look at the depth chart situations to monitor as the preseason nears its close.
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182 days ago
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DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet
190 days ago
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216 days ago
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DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet
216 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
Theis emerged as a meaningful bench contributor in his first NBA season, appearing 63 games and making three starts before a knee injury cut his season short. While Theis wasn't Fantasy-relevant in most formats, he averaged a double-double per 36 minutes and flashed a better-than-expected stroke from beyond the arc. Theis is expected to be fully recovered by the time the regular season rolls around, but with Al Horford and Aron Baynes both back, he'll have a difficult time seeing more than the 14.9 minutes per game he averaged as a rookie. Barring an injury to one of the aforementioned bigs, Theis can be ignored in most Fantasy formats.
German power forward Theis is expected to earn a reserve roster spot with the Celtics following the three-for-one deal that brought Kyrie Irving to Boston. The 6’9” star from Brose Bramberg of the Euroleague has the potential to provide some much-needed rebounding and rim-protection for the Celtics. Theis was an important contributor on a team that won three consecutive national titles in Germany in addition to the 2017 German National Cup. In 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 he was a German BBL All-Star Starter and named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2016-17. He was also named the Best National Player in the BBL in 2015-2016. Theis will battle fellow international players Aron Baynes and Guerschon Yabusele for backup power forward minutes. The Irving trade does free up potential minutes for Theis. Expect Coach Brad Stevens to experiment with lineups throughout the season, which might results in both 15-minute games and DNPs for Theis.
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Solid again in starting role
FBoston Celtics
October 14, 2019
Theis finished with 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one block in 11 minutes during Sunday's 118-72 preseason victory over the Cavaliers.
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Decent numbers in easy win
FBoston Celtics
October 12, 2019
Theis finished with just four points, adding nine rebounds, three assists, and one block in 14 minutes during Friday's 100-75 preseason victory over the Magic.
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Will be available Friday
FBoston Celtics
October 10, 2019
Theis (leg) practiced Thursday and will be available for Friday's matchup against the Magic, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.
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Back at practice
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October 8, 2019
Theis was spotted participating in a scrimmage during Tuesday's practice, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
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Out for preseason matchup
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October 6, 2019
Theis will be held out of Sunday's preseason matchup with the Hornets due to a strained adductor, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
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