It’s been a busy day for the Celtics and Brad Stevens. The team has now made three moves ahead of the 3 p.m. NBA trade deadline.
Their latest deal involves point guard Dennis Schröder, who was expected to be moved before the deadline. According to multiple reports, the Celtics are trading Schröder to the Houston Rockets, along with forwards Enes Freedom and Bruno Fernando, in exchange for center Daniel Theis.
This will be Theis’ second stint in Boston. He was first signed by the team as an international free agent in 2017, and stayed with Boston until being dealt to Chicago at last year’s trade deadline on an expiring contract. In free agency he signed with the Rockets, where he played in 26 games averaging 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 22.5 minutes.
Theis’ deal runs through the end of the 2023-2024 season, with the cap hit rising from $8.2 million this year to $9.1 in the final year. There’s a team option for 2024-2025 that would carry a $9.5 million cap hit.
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