Celtics extend qualifying offers to Terry Rozier, Daniel Theis
The Celtics extended qualifying offers to point guard Terry Rozier and forward Daniel Theis on Saturday, making both restricted free agents, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The offer to Rozier is by all means an insurance policy of sorts, as the Celtics are expected to sign Kemba Walker to a four-year max contract worth $141 million when free agency officially opens on Sunday night.
Theis, meanwhile, seems almost likely to return to the Celtics barring a massive overpay from an outside team, as big minutes will await the German in a big-depleted frontcourt situation in Boston. The 6-foot-8 Theis averaged 5.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in 66 games for the Green last season.
Brad Wanamaker, meanwhile, was not extended a qualifying offer and will hit the market as an unrestricted free agent. The 29-year-old Wanamaker appeared in 36 games for the C’s last season, averaging 9:31 and shooting 47.6 percent from the field. The Celtics could revisit Wanamaker in unrestricted free agency, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.