Dio begins his spin around the league with a look at the Atlantic Division and its top international talent.
October 15, 2019, 11:54 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Enes Kanter, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis were all left back in Boston as the Celtics plan to rest most of their rotation guys for Tuesdays’s game against the Cavs.
The Celtics destroyed the Cavs on Sunday and are opting to give the night off to their starters as the season opener is just a week away. Tatum is actually battling an illness but the rest of the guys will just receive a maintenance day.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 6:54 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis put up 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and a block in 11 minutes of Sunday's preseason win.
The Celtics steamrolled Cleveland so there was no need for extended minutes, but Brad Stevens went out of his way to praise Theis' defense after the game. It certainly looks as though he'll start at center, which makes him worth a shot in all 16-team leagues at the very least. There's top-150 upside depending on playing time and Theis can rack up some helpful cash counters when given the opportunity.
October 13, 2019, 1:28 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis will draw the start at center in Sunday's preseason game with the Cavs.
This will be Theis' second straight start and his fantasy stock continues to trend upwards. He can do a little bit of everything and should blast past his previous career-high of 14.8 mpg. Last season, in 13.8 mpg, Theis averaged 5.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 points, 0.3 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.4 threes, so deep-league managers would definitely have use for 20 -24 minutes of Theis.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 5:44 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis, initially probable with a left hip flexor strain, will start Friday's preseason game.
Brad Stevens plans to use his centers in "hockey shifts" tonight, which means that they'll all get run in short stints. It's becoming increasingly likely that Enes Kanter opens the year coming off the bench, though he's been a middle-round guy in 22 mpg before so we're not too worried about him even if this puts a tight ceiling on him. Theis and Robert Williams may be dueling for the starting job.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
October 10, 2019, 6:08 pmRobert Williams IIIC-F, Boston Celtics
Robert Williams (groin) and Daniel Theis (left hip) are both probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.
Williams and Theis are in competition for the center spot along with Enes Kanter with Kanter's role being the most secure. It will be interesting to see how the rotation shakes out over the next couple of weeks. Kanter is the only player to look at in standard redraft leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
September 25, 2019, 12:41 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
According to Jay King, the Celtics could deploy Daniel Theis at center late in games when the team prioritizes quickness.
King also mentioned Robert Williams and Vincent Poirier as rotation big men. Theis only averaged 13.8 minutes per game last season, but he may be worth monitoring as the season progresses.
Source: Jay King of The Athletic
September 7, 2019, 12:43 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder led the way with 24 points (8-of-14 shooting) in Germany's victory over Senegal on Saturday, adding six rebounds, 12 assists, four 3-pointers and only two turnovers.
Schroder predictably dominated inferior competition, though it's still a disappointment for the Germans that they ended up in the relegation round. He's going to be OKC's sixth man again this season and might provide value at the end of drafts, as we anticipate the Thunder leaning on some two-PG lineups given all the moves this summer. Daniel Theis chipped in 14 points, five rebounds and two blocks and is competing for the backup center minutes in Boston.
September 5, 2019, 12:59 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder put up 10 points, 11 assists, two treys and a steal in a blowout win against Jordan on Thursday.
Germany and Schroder had their way against Jordan on Thursday winning by 34 points. Maxi Kleber chipped in with 18 points, three rebounds and a steal and block while Daniel Theis had seven points and four rebounds.
August 17, 2019, 8:35 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder scored 19 points to lead Germany to a 83-62 win vs. Hungary as the teams prepare for the Wold Cup.
Schroder filled the box score tonight by adding three rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and four treys. He will come off the bench again next season behind Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Anyone who drafts the often-injured Chris Paul may want to handcuff him with Schroder. Fellow countryman Daniel Theis scored 11 points with six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
July 18, 2019, 3:04 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have officially re-signed Daniel Theis and Brad Wanamaker.
The team rescinded their qualifying offer to Theis in a procedural move to maximize cap space, but he's back in Boston on a two-year, $10 million deal. He'll be battling for backup center minutes and his shooting ability (38.8 percent from deep last season on low volume) could set him apart from the rest of Boston's frontcourt options. As a player who can knock down threes and pick up some steals and blocks, there's deep-league potential for Theis should he end up pushing for something like 20 mpg. Wanamaker decided to pass on larger offers from European teams to return to the Celtics, where he may have a better shot at minutes with Terry Rozier out of the picture. Even so, he's not a fantasy target.
Source: Boston Celtics
July 16, 2019, 12:38 amDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have rescinded their qualifying offer to big man Daniel Theis, making him an unrestricted free agent.
This is move is to maximize the team's remaining cap space. Theis will eventually be signed to a deal using his Early Bird Rights. Theis will have value as a deep-league source of blocks. He will be competing with Robert Williams to back up starting center, Enes Kanter.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 2:34 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, restricted free agent F/C Daniel Theis has agreed to a two-year, $10M deal to stay with the Celtics.
Theis should be staring at more minutes this season after the departures of Al Horford and Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris still on the open market. Theis could potentially find himself in the starting lineup as the roster currently stands if the team prefers to keep Gordon Hayward in a sixth man role. He may be a worth a look at the end of drafts in 14-team leagues, but take a wait-and-see approach for now.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowksi on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 3:37 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
The Celtics have extended a qualifying offer to Daniel Theis, making him a restricted free agent.
Theis played well in limited minutes last year, averaging 5.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 13.8 minutes. If the Celtics retain him, he may be in line for a much bigger role this year with Aron Baynes being shipped away and Al Horford looking like he will sign elsewhere. Robert Williams is still on the team and could make a jump while the Celtics also have Enes Kanter and Kevon Looney on the radar. There are too many moving pieces at the moment to speculate on fantasy value here.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
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