Report: Celtics re-signing Daniel Theis (two years, $10M), signing Vincent Poirier (minimum)
After losing Al Horford to the 76ers and trading Aron Baynes to the Suns, the Celtics badly need bigs.
Enes Kanter is a nice start, but not enough.
Re-enter Daniel Theis and enter Vincent Poirier.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Restricted free agent F/C Daniel Theis has agreed to a two-year, $10M deal to stay with the Boston Celtics, CAA agents Michael Tellem and Aaron Mintz tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2019
Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal:
The Celtics will keep Theis at his low cap hold then exceed the cap to re-sign him through the Early Bird Exception. So, this won’t interfere with their cap room to land Kemba Walker.
Boston signed Theis out of Germany to a minimum contract in 2017. He developed into a solid rotation player and will get rewarded for it.
If the Celtics get the same from Poirier – a French interior-focused center – they’ll be quite pleased.