Boston Celtics

Sep 17, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) wears a shirt that says ÒVOTEÓ during warmups before game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

By Ty Anderson,

Celtics center went under the knife Tuesday to take care of an issue with his left knee, the Celtics announced Wednesday.

“Daniel Theis yesterday underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his left knee, including removal of a loose body,” the C’s statement read. “The surgery was performed by Celtics Team Physician Dr. Tony Schena at New England Baptist Hospital.”

The good news from the Celtics is that Theis is expected to be ready for the start of next season’s training camp.

Boston’s 6-foot-8 big, Theis averaged 9.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, and shot a career-best 56.6 percent from the floor, in 65 appearances (64 starts) for the Celtics this past season.

The German-born center then upped his compete with a respectable 8.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game during the Green’s 17-game playoff run. He was also instrumental in Boston’s season-saving win over the Heat, though it ultimately wasn’t enough in a third-round series loss.

Overall, the 28-year-old Theis has appeared in 194 games (all with the C’s) since coming over from Europe in 2017.

Theis is under contract for 2020-21 at $5 million.

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