Boston Celtics Sign Daniel Theis, Jayson Tatum and Ante Zizic To Contracts
The Boston Celtics have agreed to terms with their 1st round draft pick Jayson Tatum. They also signed Ante Zizic. Both players are signed to their rookie deals.
Tatum was the 3rd overall pick in last months draft out of Duke University. The 19 year old freshman forward averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game during the 2016-17 season.
Ante Zizic was the 23rd overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA draft. Last season, Zizic played for the Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in Turkey and KK Cibona Zagreb in Croatia. In 2015-16, Zizic was awarded the Adriatic League Top Prospect. That award is given to the leagues best player under the age of 22.
Boston also signed German forward Daniel Theis two-year deal. The first year is guaranteed.
Theis ranked in the 94th percentile among German league defenders. The 6-foot-9 Theis averaged 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 19.7 min per game in Euroleague last season. Theis shoots very well from 3 point territory 41% from 3.