Celtics' Daniel Theis Talks Rookie Year, Recovery

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Theis, back in February. (Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Three months after he tore his meniscus, Celtics big man Daniel Theis tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman that he's started running again.

His injury was one of several for the team this season, from Gordon Hayward's ankle to Kyrie's knee . But Theis said that, even as injuries added turmoil to the season, the team stayed close.

"It was like a family," he said. "We had fun in the locker room, but everybody knew when it was time to work hard and step on the court and just be focused, locked in--and afterwards, when practice is over, we had fun again."

And what about next year?

"We were one win short to advance to the finals without Gordon, Kyrie," he said. "Next year it's great for us, because we can see what the team is capable of, we've got everybody."

Theis also talked about his upcoming visit to the Beebe School in Malden to celebrate the entire student body's completion of the 2018 Give and Go program. Students there had ten days to increase physical activity as part of a fundraiser for PeaceLove Foundation.

"It's fun just to give people little things," he said. "It's just fun to be here with kids in general, being with the community."

Kaufman and Theis talked about working under Brad Stevens--who Theis said "lives basketball, he's 24/7 basketball"--as well as his injury and recovery, his teammates, and whether or not he'll go to the theater to see Kyrie in "Uncle Drew."

Listen to the full interview here:

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