Report: Theis, Celtics agree to deal

NBA.com Global on Jul 03, 2019 05:31 AM
Report: Theis, Celtics agree to deal
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 5: Daniel Theis #27 of the Boston Celtics, Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics, and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves react to a play during the game on January 5, 2018 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA.com staff report

Center Daniel Theis, one of the Boston Celtics' more reliable bench performers, is reportedly staying with the team.

Theis and the Celtics have agreed on a two-year, $10 million deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The big man has played two seasons in the NBA, logging both of them with Boston. Last season, he averaged 5.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game after posting similar numbers in 2017-18.

He is expected to serve as the top backup to the Celtics' new center, Enes Kanter (who said he agreed to a deal with Boston).

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