Daniel Theis only signed a four-year contract with the Houston Rockets in the summer, but the German has now fallen out of rotation with the Texans. According to several reports, the Big Man could soon be traded.
That was reported by Kevin O’Connor at the beginning of the week The Ringer. Accordingly, the Texans have received the first offers for the German. These should be teams that still need an experienced backup center. However, Theis can only be traded from December 15, since he only signed in Houston for four years and almost $ 36 million in the summer.
Michael Scotto reports a similar story HoopsHype, who assumes that the Rockets will receive numerous offers for Theis by the deadline in February. “He’s very popular within the NBA,” said Scotto HoopsHype-Podcast.
The situation in Houston is currently difficult for Theis. After 15 defeats in a row, Rockets coach Stephan Silas banished the 29-year-old to the bench, the former Bamberg suddenly stopped playing after 15 starts. It quickly became clear that Christian Wood, who initially ran alongside Theis as power forward, is better off on the five.
Daniel Theis owns trade kicker
In addition, the Rockets are out to give rookie Alperen Sengün playtime. The Turk has so far been convincing in his minutes, so Theis is left out. In addition, the Texans have won each of their five games since switching to the starting five, including against Chicago and Charlotte.
Theis initially only takes on the role of a mentor, that was communicated from the start and the German also stated that in an interview with SPOX. In the long term, Theis will probably not play a role in Houston anyway, despite his four-year contract. Only three years are guaranteed, for the fourth season the Rockets hold a team option. Theis has also secured himself, his contract contains a trade kicker over 15 percent.
This means that as soon as Theis is traded, he will receive a 15 percent bonus on his base salary. Theis was used 16 times this season, with the national player placing 8.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.6 blocks with odds of 48.1 percent from the field and 29.8 percent from the triple line.
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