BOSTON – Free agency is still a couple weeks away, but it appears the Boston Celtics have already looked into increasing its depth in the frontcourt.
German forward Daniel Theis of Germany has reportedly come to terms with the Celtics on a two-year contract.
Source: Euroleague's Daniel Theis, a Bundesliga winner with Bamberg, is bound for Boston Celtics till 2019.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 19, 2017
The 25-year-old power forward/center averaged 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds for Brose Bamberg of Germany, while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range and 64.5 percent on two-point attempts.
He has been an important contributor on a squad that has won three straight national titles in addition to the 2017 German National Cup.
As far as his role with the Boston Celtics, that remains to be seen.
With Amir Johnson, Jonas Jerebko and likely Tyler Zeller all not returning next season, it’s imperative for the Celtics to find ways to bolster their frontcourt.
Two of Boston’s first-round picks from a year ago, Gershon Yabusele and Ante Zizic, spent last season playing overseas but are likely to be with the Celtics for this upcoming season.
Boston is also reportedly in the running for soon-to-be free agent Blake Griffin, who had some hefty praise for the city of Boston on Monday.