Yeah, I can certainly see a couple of aspects of his game here and there that I could see as potential perks for Boston.
The outside shot is nice, and he looks to be a solid rebounder and rim protector which we certainly could use. I'm just weary of expecting him to give us much more than 10-15 MPG as a backup PF.
I do think that he's a nice compliment to Baynes off the bench though - with Baynes being bigger, slower and more interior focussed, Theis is a bit smaller, more agile, and has a more effective perimeter game and more likely to be able to switch on to wings and defend the P&R.
I'm also pleasantly surprised by Shanke Larkin. I never really checked out his stats, just assumed he was a D-League scrub. But he actually put up some pretty decent numbers in his last year at Brooklyn (7.3 PTS, 4.2 AST, 1.2 STL in 20 MPG) and shot decent too (44%, 36% 3PT, 78% FT) - that's pretty solid production for a backup PG, which is nice considering he will likely be a third string backup for us behind Kyrie and Rozier (I assume Smart will start at SG).
I was initially very concerned about out bench depth, but the more I look at it, the more excited I'm actually starting to get. If we start Smart at SG and Morris at PF, then that gives us a second unit of Rozier, Brown, Tatum, Theis and Baynes - that's actually a pretty nice lineup that gives a nice balance between offense, defence, size and athleticism.
Then we basically have a 3d unit of Larkin, Nader, Ojeleye and Yabusele as pretty much 3rd string backups - that's actually a pretty deep bench. Not a very PROVEN bench, but deep none the less.
See, not EVERYTHING I say is negative lol