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Report: Celtics re-signing Sam Hauser to three-year contract

Celtics forward Sam Hauser

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 5: Sam Hauser #30 of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball during Game Two of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on June 5, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Celtics added a 3-point-shooting forward ready to help in Danilo Gallinari.

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

Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe

Second-year forward Sam Hauser has agreed to a three-year contract with the Celtics worth approximately $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’s real optimism that Hauser can become a regular rotation player next season.

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

Hauser’s minimum salary on a three-year contract: $5,658,206. So, he’s either getting slightly more, or the report is rounding 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 he can hold up defensively.

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