Celtics re-signing Sam Hauser to three-year contract

The Celtics added a 3-point forward in Danilo Gallinari who was willing to help.

Boston is also long-term targeting the role with Sam Hauser.

Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe

Second-year forward Sam Hauser has agreed a three-year deal with the Celtics worth about $6 million, a league source told the Globe on Sunday. The first two years of the deal are fully guaranteed, the source said.

Internally, there is great optimism that Hauser can become a regular rotation player next season.

This was telegraphed when the Celtics rejected Hauser’s minimum salary team option. The only good reason not to keep him cheap next year: signing him on a long-term deal like this instead.

Hauser’s minimum salary on a three-year contract: $5,658,206. So he either gets a little more or the report is rounded up.

Hauser joined Boston last year as an undrafted free agent from Virginia. At 6-foot-8, he has shown good shooting ability and at least the possibility that he can hold his own defensively.

Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Grant Williams, Gallinari and Jaylen Brown are all in line for next season. If 24-year-old Hauser can crack that rotation, that would bode well for him.

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