– The Los Angeles Clippers are nearing a deal with center Daniel Theis after he reached a contract buyout with the Indiana Pacers
– The Clippers are now set to join the Golden State Warriors as the only two teams with over $200 million in cap spending in NBA history
– The Clippers hold eighth-shortest odds to win this season’s 2024 championship
ESPN Sources: Veteran center Daniel Theis has agreed on a contract buyout with the Indiana Pacers and now plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers assuming he clears waivers. Clippers recently lost backup C Mason Plumlee to a sprained MCL for several weeks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
The Los Angeles Clippers are in the final stages of working out a contract with center Daniel Theis. The 31-year-old player is nearing a deal with the Clippers after agreeing to a contract buyout with the Indiana Pacers, where he had $7.8 million left on his $9.1 million salary this season.
Los Angeles can offer Theis a prorated veteran minimum of $2.17 million. With Theis joining the Clippers, they will be one of two teams in NBA history to have over $200 million in cap spending, along with the Golden State Warriors.
Despite the odds, The Clippers plan to add Theis to their roster after he clears waivers. The 6-foot-8 center is expected to fill the void left by backup center Mason Plumlee, who suffered a sprained MCL and is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.
Theis has spent time playing for several teams over the years, averaging 7.5 points and 4.9 rebounds throughout his career. In the 2020 NBA playoffs with the Boston Celtics, he performed well, averaging 8.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Last season with the Pacers, Theis served as a mentor to teammates and contributed as a backup to key players.