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Daniel Theis (born April 4, 1992) is a German professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Daniel Theis
EuroBasket Qualifier Austria vs Germany, 13 August 2014 - 054.JPG
Theis with Germany in 2014
No. 27 – Boston Celtics
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1992-04-04) April 4, 1992 (age 27)
Salzgitter, Germany
NationalityGerman
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2012SG Braunschweig
2010–2012New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig
2012–2014ratiopharm Ulm
2014–2017Brose Bamberg
2017–presentBoston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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Professional careerEdit

GermanyEdit

Born in Salzgitter, Theis went through the Braunschweig youth system. He made his debut in the German top-tier level league, the Basketball Bundesliga, during the 2010–11 season. Theis primarily gained playing time with the club's development squad, where he played alongside his older brother, Frank,[1] from 2010 to 2012. He earned the Eurobasket.com website's All-2.Pro B Most Improved Player of the Year honors in 2011. In Braunschweig, Theis was also a teammate of fellow NBA player Dennis Schröder.[2]

In the 2013–14 season, while with ratiopharm Ulm, Theis won the BBL Best Young Player award.[3] Following his breakout season with Ulm, Theis signed with fellow German Bundesliga club Brose Bamberg.[4] In the 2014 off-season, he played in the 2014 NBA Summer League for the Washington Wizards' summer league team.

In the 2014–15 season, Theis won his first German League championship with Brose Baskets. Brose beat FC Bayern Munich 3–2 in the German League Finals.[5] In April 2015, he signed a fresh two-year deal with the Bamberg team,[6] and he won two more German championships with Bamberg, in 2016 and 2017.

NBAEdit

On July 20, 2017, Theis signed with the Boston Celtics.[7] He made his NBA debut on October 18 against the Milwaukee Bucks.[8] On March 12, 2018, Theis suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee,[9] and missed the remainder of the 2017–18 season after Theis repaired his left knee lateral meniscus in a surgery.[10]

On October 29, 2018, Theis was found to have a slight tear of the plantar fascia in his right foot and was scheduled to be out indefinitely, but he returned shortly after the injury on November 11 vs. the Portland Trail Blazers.[11][12]

National team careerEdit

Theis was a member of the junior national teams of Germany. With Germany's junior national teams, he played at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

On July 27, 2014, Theis made his first appearance with the senior German national basketball team in a game against Finland.[13] With Germany's senior team, he played at the EuroBasket 2015 qualification tournament.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Boston 63 3 14.9 .541 .310 .753 4.3 .9 .5 .8 5.3
2018–19 Boston 66 2 13.8 .549 .388 .737 3.4 1.0 .3 .6 5.7
Career 129 5 14.3 .545 .352 .745 3.9 1.0 .4 .7 5.5

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Boston 7 0 6.0 .357 .000 1.000 1.4 .0 .1 .1 1.7
Career 7 0 6.0 .357 .000 1.000 1.4 .0 .1 .1 1.7

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2015–16 Brose Bamberg 24 1 19.6 .536 .389 .764 4.4 .5 .5 .6 9.2 9.4
2016–17 Brose Bamberg 30 1 19.7 .598 .410 .709 4.6 .7 .7 .9 9.6 10.7
Career 54 2 19.7 .571 .400 .736 4.5 .6 .6 .8 9.4 10.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Braunschweig, Basketball. "Daniel Theis für U18-Nationalmannschaftskader nominiert". www.basketball-loewen.de. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  2. ^ Braunschweig, Basketball. "Dennis Schröder ist "Youngster des Jahres" in der ProB". www.basketball-loewen.de. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  3. ^ Daniel on April 23, 2014 (2014-04-23). "Daniel Theis ist "Bester deutscher Nachwuchsspieler" | Court Review". Courtreview.de. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  4. ^ "Bamberg announces Daniel Theis, re-signs Karsten Tadda". Sportando.com. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  5. ^ "Basketball: Brose Baskets Bamberg neuer deutscher Basketball-Meister". Zeit.de. 2015-06-21. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  6. ^ Sport1.de. "Basketball-Bundesliga: Bamberg bindet Daniel Theis und Elias Harris". Sport1.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  7. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Daniel Theis". NBA.com. July 20, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Bucks vs. Celtics - Box Score". ESPN.com. October 18, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  9. ^ Snow, Taylor (March 12, 2018). "Theis' Season-Ending Injury Forces C's to Make Adjustments". NBA.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "Daniel Theis Surgery Update". NBA.com. March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Celtics forward Daniel Theis out indefinitely with slight tear in right foot". NBA.com. October 29, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  12. ^ . November 11, 2018 http://www.espn.com/nba/player/gamelog/_/id/2451037/daniel-theis. Retrieved November 11, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ Daniel Theis profile. SB-Vision.de
  14. ^ Daniel THEIS (GER).

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