Daniel Theis

German Professional Basketball Player

Daniel Theis
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Daniel Theis is a professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets (NBA). He was a four-time All-Star in the German League and a three-time German League champion. In addition, he was the German Supercup winner in 2015.

 Early Life & Family

Daniel Theis, a defensive expert, was born on April 4, 1992, in Salzgitter, Germany. He is also 44 years old.

The Rockets’ center grew raised with the affection and care of his older brother, Frank Theis. Both brothers are ten years apart in age.

Frank, his brother, used to play basketball and aspired to be like Michael Jordan.

Daniel, on the other hand, loved playing soccer at first, but his parents wanted him to switch to basketball.

Because of his brother, Frank, Daniel aspired to be a basketball player. Daniel followed his brother to all of his games.

However, a severe knee injury caused Frank to abandon his dream of becoming a basketball player. He then decided to become a middle school teacher.

Daniel eventually drew attention to basketball, and his size and height further added to his support.

Daniel joined Braunschweig’s second division squad at the age of 18. Thus, Daniel Theis’ basketball career began right then.

Basketball Career

Daniel is a member of Germany’s Junior national squad. The 6’9″ tall athlete represented Germany’s Junior national teams in the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

In July 2014, Theis made his Senior German national basketball team debut in a competition against Finland.

He also represented Germany’s senior squad in the EuroBasket 2015 qualification event.


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Professional Career

Daniel Theis began his work in the youth system of Braunschweig. In 2010-11, he made his debut in the Basketball Bundesliga, Germany’s highest tier level league structure.

From 2010 to 2012, he played in the same club as his brother, Frank. As a result, he was named’s All-2 Pro B Most Improved Player of the Year in 2011.

Dennis Schroder, a future NBA player, was also a friend’s teammate. In the 2013-14 season, he was named the BBL’s Best Young Player with Ratiopharm Ulm.

Following his breakout season with Ulm, he joined Brose Bamberg, a German Bundesliga team.

In addition, he participated in the 2014 NBA Summer League for the Washington Wizards summer league squad during the off-season.

In the 2014-15 season, Theis won his first German League Championship with Brose Baskets. Brose Baskets won the championship after defeating FC Bayern Munich 3-2.

The athlete signed a new two-year contract with the Bamberg squad in April 2015 and went on to win two more German championships in 2016 and 2017.

In July of 2017, Theis signed with the Boston Celtics. He made his Boston Celtics debut against the Milwaukee Bucks in October.

He sustained an injury, a torn meniscus in his left knee, and missed the rest of the 2017-2018 season.

Theis was ruled out in October 2018 after suffering a minor tear of the plantar fascia in his right foot.

In a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Theis had a career-high 25 points and 16 rebounds.


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Awards & Achievements

  • German League champion for three consecutive years (2015-2017)
  • German Supercup winner (2015)
  • All-Star German League four times (2014-2017)
  • German League Best Defender (2017)
  • German League Most Effective German Player (2016)
  • All-German League Second Team (2016)
  • German League Best Young Player (2014)
  • German Cup winner (2017)

Net Worth & Salary

Daniel Theis, a well-known basketball player, has a net worth of $1 million to $5 million. His salary with the Houston Rockets is expected to be $8,280,351.

Daniel is the Houston Rockets’ fifth highest-paid player this season. Furthermore, he is the 20th highest paid Center this year.

Likewise, his last paycheck with the Chicago Bulls (2020-21) was $5,000,000. In 2019-20, his salary with the Boston Celtics was roughly $5,000,000.

Age, Height & Weight

Daniel Theis, 44, was born on April 4, 1992. He is 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 245 pounds (111 kg).

He also has tattoos on his right arm and left arm’s biceps.

Theis is a massive man with an athletic build and enormous height. He has black eyes and brown hair in addition to his physical stats. His astrological sign is Aries.


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Pascal Siakam gave Daniel Theis a brutal face kick in 2020. Siakam of the Toronto Raptors certainly got him to conk out with a kick akin to WWE legend Shawn Michaels’ HBK.

During the Boston Celtics’ game against the Toronto Raptors, Theis was accidentally disqualified.

Pascal Siakam committed a major foul. Later, Siakam apologized for the unintended smack, which Theis accepted.

The powerful kick, though, remained the game’s highlight.


Daniel Theis and his family are supporters of the “Room To Grow” organization. The foundation’s goal is to assist low-income parents by providing them with the resources they need to raise their children.

Furthermore, the organization offers hapless parents important infant supplies, initiatives, and assistance to aid in the growth of their children.

On the other hand, it clearly gives the opportunity to lay a solid foundation in life.

As a result, Daniel Theis lends his open endurance and inducement to the thoughtful foundation.


Daniel Theis and Lena Theis have a loving marriage. Lena is also of German descent.

On June 20, 2014, they married. Similarly, the pair has a lovely daughter, Laila, who was born on March 27, 2016.

In addition, in November 2019, they had their gorgeous boy. On his days off, he spends time with his wife, children, and pets.

Theis has settled in the United States with his family. They do, in fact, make an excellent family. His life has improved dramatically both on and off the field.


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Quick Facts

Full Name Daniel Theis
Birth Date April 4, 1992
Birth Place Salzgitter, Germany
Nick Name Daniel Theis
Religion Christianity
Nationality German
Ethnicity White
Education Not available
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Not available
Mother’s Name Not available
Siblings Frank Theis (Older brother)
Age 30 years old
Height 6’9” (2.08 m)
Weight 111 Kilograms (236 lb)
League NBA
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession NBA
Professional Career Teams
  • Phantoms Braunschweig
  • Boston Celtics
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Houston Rockets
Draft In 2013 / Undrafted
Jersey no. 27 (Houston Rockets)
Active Years in Basketball 2010-Present
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Lena Theis
Kids Two
Net Worth $1 million-$5 million
Position Power forward /Center
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