Celtics re-sign Sam Hauser to three-year deal

Himmelsbach reports that the three-year deal will net the 24-year-old $6 million. The final season of the contract is not guaranteed. Boston owns Hauser’s non-bird rights and can sign him with them. A three-year salary at the league minimum would be worth $5.66 million, so the $6 million figure is either rounded up or one sliver above the minimum.

While in Virginia, Hauser was honored as an All-ACC First Team Pick in 2021. Before his tenure with the Cavaliers, Hauser played for Marquette, where he was named an All-Big East Third Teamer.

Boston first added Hauser in the 2021 offseason as an undrafted rookie via a two-way deal. The 6’8″ wing was promoted to the team’s 15-man roster in February. In 26 regular season competitions with Boston in 2021-22, Hauser averaged 2.5 PPG and 1.1 RPG at just 6.1 MPG. Most notably, he scored 43.2% of his 1.7 three-point looks a night for Boston.

In 10 games for the Maine Celtics, Boston’s G-League affiliate, Hauser enjoyed a more robust role and stats, averaging 16.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.9 APG, and 0.9 SPG in 33.5 MPG. He published shooting splits of .487/.433/.917.

Last week, the Celtics officially declined their team option for Hauser, effectively making him a restricted free agent. Reporting at the time suggested a longer team deal was likely.

Himmelsbach adds that the Boston front office is optimistic that Hauser can become a significant rotation employee at some point during the life of his new deal.

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