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Bulls acquire Celtics’ Daniel Theis in expanded trade-deadline deal: report

In addition to getting Troy Brown, the Bulls are coming away with Daniel Theis in a three-team deal involving the Wizards and Celtics.

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Daniel Theis #27 of the Boston Celtics looks to pass against the Toronto Raptors during the fourth quarter at TD Garden on February 11, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Hours after the Bulls agreed to acquire big man Mo Wagner as part of a deal with the Wizards, the trade has been expanded to three teams with Wagner and Luke Kornet heading to the Celtics in exchange for center Daniel Theis, according to ESPN and NBC Sports Chicago.

It’s the latest move of the day for President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas, who made his big splash in the morning by acquiring two-time All-Star Nikola Vucevic from the Magic.

Theis, who turns 29 on April 4, gives the team another option for its remodeled frontcourt highlighted by Vucevic. The German big man averaged 9.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 42 games (including 37 starts) with the Celtics this season.

Wagner, a 2018 first-round pick, never got a chance to suit up in Chicago. Under the expanded three-team trade, the Bulls are hanging onto Theis and Troy Brown while sending Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchison to Washington and Wagner and Luke Kornet to Boston.