Celtics re-sign forward Sam Hauser to 3-year, $6 million deal

The Boston Celtics’ plans for their 2022 NBA offseason may be nearing completion as Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach tells the team the team has completed one of their last notable signings by inking reserve forward Sam Hauser on a longer-term deal.

The Virginia product’s continued high-level shooting from the perimeter (43.2%) in 2021-22 made it clear that the sniper wing should be part of the Celtics’ future, especially given the team’s quality options at the 3 and 4 is a bit thin for a team expected to be fighting for a title. Himmelsbach reports that Hauser “has inked a three-year deal with the Celtics valued at approximately $6 million.”

The first two years of the deal are fully guaranteed, the Globe reporter notes.

“Internally, there is great optimism that Hauser can become a regular for the Celtics next season,” says Himmelsbach.

We’ll get our first look at how Hauser is faring as one of the oldest entrants in the team’s Las Vegas Summer League action, which begins July 9 in Sin City for the Celtics.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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