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The Daniel Theis Era In Boston Has Come To An End

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I'll be honest, this bums me out. I really like Theis as a player and it's pretty clear that this was more of a financial move as opposed to bringing in a player that's better than Daniel Theis. 

Mo Wagner can't rebound and can't shoot, so he's mostly a nothing to me. This isn't about Mo Wagner for me. I do have a couple questions though in terms of what this team now looks like offensively. Daniel Theis was a great safety valve as a pick and pop player in the P&R. He helps space the floor and create lanes for Kemba/Jays. That's now gone, and as far as we know has not been replaced. Theis had great chemistry with Kemba and Tatum, so that's unfortunate. 

But then…there's also this!

OK, so with Theis being an expiring, if that was the cost to get Jeff Teague off my favorite basketball team, then so be it. That had to happen. There are now open spots for buyout guys, maybe some that can help fill that stretch big role. Is that Aldridge? They also have a spot to add a different veteran point guard. That's a positive. 

Let's also not ignore the other big domino with this Theis news

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We all want more Rob right? Possibly even to start? Well here we go. Maybe they've seen enough to give Rob the opportunity. That's something I think we can all get behind. 

There are obviously more dominos to fall with these roster spots to now fill, and I do have questions about how the offense now looks without a floor spacer in Theis, but again, at least Ainge is making an effort to improve this team.

At the end of the day, Theis was a solid Celtic. A great undrafted free agent find that always played above his contract. To any Bulls fan reading this, you'll like him. It'll drive you mad how he gets called for fouls that most definitely are not fouls, but he's a solid rotational big.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to get back to my timeline to see what the next domino is.