2022 Trade Deadline

Celtics bring back Daniel Theis, send Dennis Schroder to Rockets

Boston is re-acquiring Daniel Theis in a reported four-player trade with Houston.

Daniel Theis is averaging 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this season.

The Houston Rockets have added veteran guard Dennis Schroder in a trade with the Boston Celtics while dealing away Daniel Theis.

Boston gets: 

  • Daniel Theis

Houston gets: 

  • Dennis Schroder
  • Enes Freedom
  • Bruno Fernando

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets plan to waive the veteran center Freedom and could look at a buyout for Fernando as well.

Schroder is in the midst of a solid season, averaging 14.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 44% overall and 34.9% on 3-pointers. He was mostly a backup guard with the Celtics and will likely have a similar role in Houston, where the focus remains on developing Kevin Porter Jr. and rookie guard Jalen Green.

Theis returns to Boston, where he spent the first 3 1/2 seasons of his career before being dealt to the Chicago Bulls before the 2021 trade deadline. He signed with Houston in the offseason and is averaging 8.4 ppg and 5.0 rpg in a starting role with the Rockets. He will serve as a capable backup on a Celtics’ frontline that already features Robert Williams III and Al Horford.

Freedom is a polished low-post scorer but struggled to get minutes this season (11.7 mpg) and is averaging career lows (3.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg). Fernando was a seldom-used reserve for Boston (1.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg).