Ranking Every Player In the 2022 NBA Finals, from Worst to Best

22. Daniel Theis — Celtics

It’s a bit surprising the Celtics haven’t utilized Theis more this postseason. The veteran center is outsized in every matchup. However, Theis is a solid shot-blocker and capable three-point shooter. To this point, Theis has only seen playing time when Robert Williams has been forced out due to injury. In the team’s opening series versus Brooklyn, Theis started all four games while averaging 8.5 PPG and 6.5 RPG in 22 MPG. He didn’t play in the last three games of the Miami series, as the center minutes were split between Williams and Al Horford.

Still, if Williams isn’t 100-percent it could be valuable to give Theis some minutes to lessen the workload on Boston’s 24-year-old starter. For what it’s worth, Theis has shot the ball considerably well against the Warriors over his career — 54-percent from the field and 55-percent from three in 10 career games versus GS.

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