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Boston Celtics: Sam Hauser is valuable to Brad Stevens’ Celtics

The Boston Celtics already revamped their roster this offseason by acquiring Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari. All that’s left to do now is to finish cleaning up the loose ends on the roster. In doing so, Brad Stevens made a decision on the future of Sam Hauser.

Rather than picking up Hauser’s team option, the Celtics elected to make him a restricted free agent with the hopes of re-signing him to a lengthier contract than the team option offers. By doing this, it gives the Celtics a chance to keep Hauser long term.

While on a two-way contract with the Maine Celtics, Hauser averaged 16.9 points and 5 rebounds while shooting 43.3 percent from 3-point land in 10 games with Maine. 

The Celtics then converted Hauser’s two-way deal into a standard NBA contract in February after the trade deadline passed. He played 26 games for the Celtics, shooting 43.2 percent of his 3-pointers in the few games his number was called.

We saw first-year head coach Ime Udoka only use a limited three-man bench throughout most of the season. He can’t do that anymore. It is up to Udoka to find roles for his players- unfortunately he failed at that last season. 

Stevens has said numerous times throughout the offseason that the plan is to add scoring, veterans, and depth to strengthen the bench. Hauser proved he can shoot and score in the few opportunities he’s been given with the Celtics.

He’s not a vet. However, Hauser is a guy the Celtics are invested in and are okay with being patient in this process. We’ll see what year two can bring for Hauser. 

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