Celtics to re-sign forward Sam Hauser to three-year deal as sharpshooter could see bigger role next season

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.

The Celtics signed the Virginia sharpshooter to a two-way contract last summer, and in February the deal was converted to an NBA contract after a series of trades opened up multiple roster spots. Last week, Boston turned down Hauser’s $1.6 million option for next season and made him a restricted free agent, making that multi-year deal possible.

Hauser appeared in 26 games for the Celtics last season, averaging 2.5 points and 1.1 rebounds while shooting 43.2 percent from the 3-point line. He also played in 10 games with Boston’s G-League affiliate, the Maine Celtics, averaging 16.9 points while scoring 43.3 percent of his 3 points.

Internally, there is great optimism that Hauser can become a regular rotation player for the Celtics next season. The 6-foot-8 forward is expected to join Boston’s Las Vegas Summer League roster this week.

“First and foremost, the shooting stands out,” said Celtics coach Ime Udoka in April. “Elite shooter… But he’s a very intellectual player across the board. He fits well into games he played earlier in the season when boys got injured. He plugged right in and he didn’t really miss a beat defensively and some of the things we were looking for. So always in the right place, great team defender and knows how to use his angles and a brain, not just offensively but also defensively.”

On Friday, the Celtics agreed to acquire guard Malcolm Brogdon from the Pacers in exchange for Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, Malik Fitts, Nik Stauskas, Juwan Morgan and the 2023 team’s first-round pick. Also, Spurs forward Danilo Gallinari said he will sign a two-year, $13 million deal with Boston after the waivers are cleared, and center Luke Kornet agreed to re-sign on a two-year deal.

After Hauser’s re-signing, Boston will have three remaining roster spots open, with JD Davison, second-round rookie draft pick, a strong candidate to fill one.


Adam Himmelsbach can be reached at adam.himmelsbach@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @adamhimmelsbach.

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