Report: Boston Celtics agree to re-sign Sam Hauser

According to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmeslbach, the Boston Celtics are bringing back Sam Hauser:

The deal for Hauser is reportedly close to $6 million over three seasons. The first two seasons are fully guaranteed for the shooting specialist.

Hauser’s playing time with Boston was limited to just 158 ​​minutes in 26 games in his rookie season. However, Hauser showed his sniping ability by knocking down 19 of 44 three-pointers during that time.

In a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in early April, Hauser posted a career-high 11 points. In his most extensive season, as the Celtics rested several regulars, Hauser downed a 4-of-5 shot, including a 3-of-4 shot from behind the arc.

The 6-foot-8 Virginia forward began his NBA career with a two-way contract with the Boston and Maine Celtics. After Boston created several open roster spots with trade-deadline deals, Hauser signed a standard two-year contract.

Prior to free agency, Boston turned down his team option in the second year of Hauser’s contract. This made him a restricted free agent. The intention was always that the Celtics sign Hauser for a longer contract. Now Boston will use its non-bird rights to give Hauser a three-year deal.

For a player with so little NBA time, it might seem a bit strange to commit to three years with two fully guaranteed, but Hauser’s projects are worth his contract. In 13 G-League games (12 starts) with Maine, Hauser showed he can do more than a stopgap shooter.

Hauser averaged 20.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 35 minutes per game. He also shot 46% from the field, including 40.7% in 10.8 three-point attempts per event.

The Las Vegas Summer League is going to be big for Hauser. He is one of the few players on the Summer Celtics roster guaranteed a spot in Boston next season. Look to Hauser to get more on-ball replays and work as a custom creator.

With Hauser by the side and their trades accounted for, the Celtics now have 11 standard roster spots considered. This leaves four standard roster spots open. Both two-way spots are also open to Boston/Maine.

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