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"No Dice" on any deal moving Theis out of Boston


I know what you're thinking! But no, it's not about Theis' 15 points and 5-of-8 beyond the arc in the Celtics 122-108 loss to the Utah Jazz last night.

He simply fits this Celtics team like a glove. At 6'8", he may be undersized at the center spot on most teams, but not with The Green. Currently at the age of 28, he will never be a stud in the NBA, but on a team that already has two young stars, he doesn't need to be.

This season, he is averaging 9.3 PPG and 5.1 RPG in only 23.5 minutes per game, down slightly from 24.1 MPG last season. He is hitting 60% of his field goals and 42% of his 3-pointers. He leads fellow-big, Tristan Thompson, in points, assists, steals, blocks, FG%, 3-point% and FT%.

So it wasn't just one "Theis Thrice" last night - he made five of them. What's the "Theis Price" for this season - you may ask. A paltry $5 million for 2020-21. Will Danny Ainge "Roll the Dice on Theis" for next season? He better! Theis may not have "Iced the game" last night, but he is a mobile, versatile, mid-sized wing who should be prized by Brad Stevens, and I wonder why he only plays half the game. 

Thanks for listening! 

 


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  1. I could not agree more. I absolutely love Daniel Theis on this team. We need to admit that the Tristan Thompson experiment has failed and move on from the 2 big lineup that seems to kill us every night.

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  2. The pickups of both Thompson and Teague appear neutral, at best - not bad, but not good either. Theis needs more minutes, as does Rob Williams.

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