Basketball power forward and defense specialist Daniel Theis is a German professional basketball player who is affiliated with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He signed with the Celtics in 2017. Prior to his NBA career, Theis played professionally for top clubs in the German Basketball Bundesliga, including Brose Bamberg, Ratiopharm Ulm, New York Phantoms Braunschweig, and SG Braunschweig.
The amazing basketball prodigy has demonstrated agility and resilience since the beginning of his basketball career. With the Bundesliga team Brose Bamberg, he is a three-time Bundesliga champion. After his brilliant performance in the 2017 season, he became Best Defender in the Bundesliga. In addition, Theis is an All-Star four times from 2014 to 2017 and was also named the most effective German player in 2016.
Daniel Theis: Brief Biography (Age)
The basketball star was born on April 4, 1992, as Daniel Theis in Salzgitter (Germany). He came from a sporty family, his older brother Frank also played professional basketball in Germany. Daniel has German citizenship and belongs to the white ethnic group. Since he developed a strong passion for basketball, the 1.80-meter tall power forward started playing basketball at a very early age. As a teenager, he joined the youth basketball team of the Braunschweiger in Germany.
In 2009 Daniel Theis started playing in the German Basketball Bundesliga for the club development of SG Braunschweig. In the following year, he was named “Most Improved Basketball Player of the Year” by Eurobasket.com. At that time he was a teammate of NBA star Dennis Schroder. In 2013 he moved to Ratiopharm Ulm and in the 2014/15 season, he won the BBL Best Young Player Award.
After an impressive season, he moved to Brose Bamberg in 2014 and in the 2014 preseason, where he played for the Washington Wizards in the NBA Summer League. Throughout his career at the Bamberg club, Daniel Theis led the club to win the Bundesliga championship three times in a row (2015, 2016, and 2017). He also led them to victory in the 2015 Berman Supercup Championship and the German Cup in 2017. Theis was named All-Star of the German League from 2014 to 2017 and four times in a row in 2017; he became the best defender in the league.
After his break-out season at Brose Bamberg in 2017, Daniel Theis moved to the Bolton Celtics of the National Basketball League (NBA). In 2017 he signed a two-year contract with the Celtics. Alongside Kyrie Irvin, Theis played an average of 4.3 rebounds and 5.3 points per game in his rookie season. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury in March 2018 in the game against the Indiana Pacers; after surgery, he was eliminated for the rest of the season.
Daniel Theis’ Family
Daniel Theis came from a caring and supportive German family. Although there is not much information about his family, parents, and siblings, we can state that his father worked with Volkswagen. He also has an older brother named Frank Theis. Just like Daniel, Frank played professional basketball before he retired. Currently, he works as a teacher at a middle school in Germany.
Surprisingly, his brother Frank has always had a dream to play in the NBA, and while growing up in Salzgitter, he decorated his bedroom with posters of the Chicago Bulls as he aspired to be like Michael Jordan. Daniel, on the other hand, had a passion for soccer before his father convinced him to play basketball with his brother. The two brothers played together for the Wolfenbuttel Dukes of the German Basketball Second League. Frank’s career came to an abrupt end after knee injuries and old age, while Daniel became a superstar in the family.
While enjoying a flourishing career, Daniel Theis is also a happily married man and has a daughter. He moved to the United States with his wife Lena and daughter Laila Theis. There is not much information about his wife and daughter, as he likes to keep his private life and family out of the spotlight to avoid unnecessary media attention. He is good friends with his teammates Gordon Hayward and Aaron Baynes. Interestingly, their friendship extends beyond the pitch. His friendship with Hayward and Baynes has helped Theis and his family adapt to the American lifestyle.
Height: How Tall is Daniel Theis?
Daniel Theis has excelled in his basketball career, his resilience and great ball skills have brought him into the NBA to play alongside the big boys. His great build and well-built body structure have contributed to his massive successes on the court. In addition, the basketball star is very tall, stands at a height of 2.06 m (6 feet 8 inches), and has a body weight of 110 kg (243 lbs). His hair is black, while his eyes are brown.