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Houston Rockets add Daniel Theis for $36 million over four years

May 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls center Daniel Theis (27) holds the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
May 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls center Daniel Theis (27) holds the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets agreed Monday to a four-year, $36 million deal with center Daniel Theis, ESPN reported.

The Rockets plan to work a sign-and-trade with the Chicago Bulls, utilizing Houston’s $8.28 million trade exception created from last season’s Victor Oladipo, the report indicated. The maneuvering will forge a large trade exception for Chicago while allowing the Rockets to maintain a $9.5 million mid-level exception.

Theis, a 29-year-old from Germany, is coming off his fourth NBA season, when he posted a career-high 9.6 points along with 5.5 rebounds in 65 games (51 starts) for the Boston Celtics and Bulls. Theis was dealt to Chicago in a three-team trade in March that also included the Washington Wizards.

In four seasons, Theis has averaged 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 19.3 minutes in 259 games (120 starts).

–Field Level Media