After his buyout with the Indiana Pacers, veteran NBA player Daniel Theis signed with the LA Clippers.
It was a great fit for both sides, as the Clippers needed a backup center in the injury absence of Mason Plumlee, and Theis was looking for consistent game time after not having much of a role in Indiana.
Speaking with Brian Robb of Mass Live following LA’s big win over Boston on Saturday, Theis admitted he considered a reunion with Boston before signing with the Clippers.
“Obviously, I had a couple of conversations (with Boston),” Theis told Robb.
“I talked to Jayson (Tatum) a little bit there with Jaylen (Brown). But like I said, the Clippers were pretty fast, gave me the right chance at the right time.” Theis added.
“So, for me, it was just all about getting back on the court. Indiana just wasn’t right for me, it wasn’t a fit. For me, it was just getting back on the court as quick as I can and just compete out there and enjoy basketball.”
Theis started his career with the Celtics in 2017, playing three seasons in Boston before being dealt to the Chicago Bulls in 2021.
Playing just 23 games for Chicago, Theis was dealt to the Houston Rockets before being dealt back to Boston for another stint in the 2021-22 season.
Now with the Clippers, Theis still has a strong relationship with his former Boston teammates.