Report: Former Celtics C Daniel Theis is on the radar of at least one NBA GM

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A destination already filled with former Celtics could be looking to add another this offseason. Last season, the Charlotte Hornets had a glaring hole in the middle of their team with the lack of a truly imposing center. Bismack Biyombo and Cody Zeller acted as the temporary duct tape put on a more serious issue, but all year long the Hornets struggled to defend skilled centers.

After being dealt to Chicago earlier this season, Daniel Theis now has impending free agency looming. The Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell reported yesterday that Theis is on Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak’s short list for centers to add this off-season:

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Theis averaged 9.6 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game with his time split between Boston and Chicago in the 2020-2021 season. If Theis heads to Charlotte, he would join a trio of former Celtics in Gordon Hayward, Brad Wanamaker, and Terry Rozier.