Sam Hauser Is A Hooper
More minutes for Sam Hauser, please! Who needs that bum Danilo Gallinari when you had an easy-money sharpshooter on the roster this whole time? What would have happened if Brad Stevens was actually smart and traded for Kevin Huerter to pair with Hauser? A man can dream.
The Boston Celtics are 11-3 to start the season. For a team that carried so many bad vibes entering the season with the Ime Udoka scandal, the development of Hauser has been one of the unsung early season stories that we need to talk about.
Is anyone paying attention to what Hauser is doing? 15.6 minutes per game while shooting 45.2% from deep. He’s not just taking one or two per game either. We’re talking 4.4 attempts per game right now. Imagine if he had more minutes?
That right there is what we’re here to discuss. Did you know the Celtics have a net rating of +17.5 with Hauser on the floor? Compare that to +0.2 net rating with Hauser off the floor. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are obviously great but Hauser has served as almost a secret ingredient that completes the entire recipe. Every team needs shooting and Hauser is more than stepping up to the challenge for the injured Gallo.
More minutes for Sam Hauser, please. This shouldn’t be hard to recognize the positive impact he’s having on the club. The only thing Boston should be worrying about is how to maximize his shot attempts from 3. This guy is a hooper and it’s probably the only thing Brad Stevens deserves credit for.