Daniel Theis, Wayne Selden Get Salary Guarantees

When center Daniel Theis signed a two-year contract with the Celtics last summer, the second year of that deal was non-guaranteed. However, Theis would be assured of his full 2018/19 salary guarantee if he remainder under contract through July 10.

According to multiple reports, including one from Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe (Twitter link), the C’s had no intention of waiving Theis by Tuesday. As such, his $1,378,242 salary for next season is now guaranteed.

It was an easy decision for Boston after Theis enjoyed a solid rookie year as a regular part of the team’s rotation. In 63 games (14.9 MPG), the German big man averaged 5.3 PPG and 4.3 RPG, providing crucial depth in the Celtics’ frontcourt. His season came to an early end in March when he underwent surgery to repair his left knee lateral meniscus, but he should be ready to go for training camp.

Meanwhile, another player – Grizzlies shooting guard Wayne Selden – also had a July 10 guarantee deadline on his salary for 2018/19. However, Michael Wallace of Grizzlies.com recently indicated (via Twitter) that Memphis elected to guarantee Selden’s full $1,544,951 salary prior to the start of Summer League.

Theis and Selden will both be eligible for restricted free agency in the summer of 2019.

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5 thoughts on “Daniel Theis, Wayne Selden Get Salary Guarantees

  1. beantown

    Theis and Baynes were crucial for Morris and Horford’s rest and rotation. Their high basketball IQ makes up for what they lack in sheer talent.

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  2. supercollider

    Theis is a perfect player for the Celtics. Hard worker, keeps his mouth shut, constantly working on his game. Great to have him on board.

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  3. cesc

    Probably the best of Theis is that he comes real cheap.

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  4. x%sure

    Theis passes along in English that he is pleased with those remarks then he gestured & muttured something in German.

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