Dennis Schroder is on the move again, traded to the Houston Rockets by the Boston Celtics at the NBA trade deadline.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Celtics sent Schroder alongside Enes Freedom (Kanter) and Bruno Fernando in exchange for the re-acquisition of another German player in Danie Theis.

Theis played for the Celtics from 2017 to 2021 before he was traded to the Chicago Bulls last Mar. 25, 2021, as part of a multi-team trade that also involved the Washington Wizards. The 29-year-old would be traded anew in August last year to the Houston Rockets in a sign-and-trade deal.

This 2021-22 NBA season, Theis is averaging 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. It will be interesting if his return can provide an added boost to the Celtics campaign.

Freedom (Kanter) will, however, be waived by the Rockets according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. However, he is likely to be picked up by other teams preparing for the playoffs – particularly the ones in need of help in the center position.

As for Schroder, it appears the trade was evident and that the claims of Brian Robb were spot-on.

Although the 28-year-old was averaging 14.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game this season, the worry of the Celtics was the status of Schroder in the offseason.

The Celtics signed Schroder to a one-year $5.9 million deal this season but would likely have to be moved at the end of the season.

With no cap space and no Bird Rights on Schroder, seeing Schroder stay on with the Celtics had low chances.

Similar to his fate with the Los Angeles Lakers last season, the German guard is expected to seek a huge deal in the offseason.

Although he appears to have better chances of getting that with the Houston Rockets, finding a new home and finally settling down with the right team remains to be seen.

Dennis Schroder and Jaxson Hayes
Dennis Schroder #71 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket while guarded by Jaxson Hayes #10 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a game at TD Garden on January 17, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

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