Former Indiana Pacers player Daniel Theis has reached an agreement on a contract buyout, enabling him to join the LA Clippers. The decision is expected to clear waivers on Friday, at which point Theis will officially become a member of the struggling Clippers team.
The timing of Theis’ arrival could not be more crucial for the Clippers, who have been experiencing a tough stretch lately. The team has lost six consecutive games since acquiring James Harden, leaving fans and analysts puzzled about the team’s performance.
However, Theis’ addition is expected to provide the Clippers with much-needed frontcourt size. With backup center Mason Plumlee sidelined due to injury, the team has been in search of a reliable replacement. Theis’s skillset and experience make him a prime candidate to fill this void.
Financially, the move works out well for both parties. Theis had $7.8 million remaining on his contract with the Pacers but will sign a prorated veteran minimum deal worth $2.1 million with the Clippers. This arrangement allows the Clippers to address their roster needs without breaking the bank.
Given that the Clippers currently have 15 guaranteed roster spots, including the recent signing of two-way guard Josh Primo to a long-term contract, Theis’s acquisition further solidifies the team’s depth.
For those unfamiliar with Theis’s capabilities, he made significant contributions during the 2020 postseason with the Boston Celtics. Starting in 17 games, Theis averaged 8.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks, displaying his ability to make an impact on both ends of the court.
As the Clippers aim to rebound from their current slump and make a strong push towards the playoffs, the arrival of Daniel Theis marks a promising step in the right direction. Fans will be eagerly watching to see how his skills and experience help turn the team’s fortunes around.
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