The Boston Celtics have assured the continuity of Sam Hauser. According to Adam Himmelsbach, a journalist from the bostonglobethe Massachusetts franchise has agreed to renew the forward in exchange for 6 million dollars to be received over three seasons, although only the first two are fully guaranteed.
Hauser arrived at the team in August 2021 through a contract two way, though he earned a permanent roster spot in February, when that contract was converted to a standard one. Throughout the course, Sam was able to play 26 games in the NBA, although in just 6 minutes on average that he had, he could only reach 2.5 points per game. Where he was able to shine a little more was in the Maine Celtics of the G League, with whom he scored 16.9 goals on average and, above all, shot three with a success rate of 43.3%.
It’s this quality, the outside shot, that makes Hauser a player Boston has wanted to retain, and indeed the franchise has made a determined effort to secure his long-term presence. The Celtics had a team option that could have made them keep the player for one more season in exchange for 1.98 million, but they decided not to execute it in order to negotiate this three-year contract. Himmelsbach points out that there is optimism in the franchise that Sam can become a rotation regular next season, and good progress could make this renewal a real bargain.
“His shot is what attracts the most attention, but he is a very cerebral player in many facets,” Udoka said of him in February. “He fit in well in the games he played at the beginning of the season, and he didn’t lose in defense or in other aspects where we needed him. He’s always in the right place, he’s a good team defender, and he knows how to exploit his strengths both offensively and defensively.”
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