Theis continues to be pleasant surprise and key contributor for Celtics

BOSTON – When it comes to playing time, Daniel Theis has no idea how much action he’ll see, or whether he will even play for that matter.

You hear players talk all the time about staying ready at a moment’s notice, about making the most of whatever minutes they get with no promises that it’ll lead to more playing time.

But it’s rare to see a player, an NBA rookie nonetheless, embrace such a role with such uncertainty.

Which is why Theis has been such a pleasant surprise for the Celtics who absolutely smashed the Sacramento Kings, 113-86, on Wednesday.


The 6-foot-9 rookie from Germany finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for his first career NBA double-double.

Like most newcomers to the NBA, Theis acknowledged the biggest adjustment early on for him was the game being so much quicker than what he was accustomed to in Germany.

“I struggled a little bit in the

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