the Boston Celtics? Yes, yes it is, because Sam Hauser is here to play the Robinson role for a team on the rise in the East. The former Virginia standout earned a second two-way contract with Boston this offseason after making the Eastern Conference finalists as a rookie last season. At 6-foot-8, 225 pounds, he has the size to be the Celtics’ own designated shooter off the bench and, like Robinson, can put the ball on the floor a bit and manage in man-to-man defense better than expected for a player of his reputation.
Hauser barely fit in a tiny role on the Milwaukee Bucks’ championship team last season, but it is his position as a trusted zone shooter and a quality insurance defender that should earn him valuable minutes on what promises to be one of the most entertaining rosters around at full health. This season comes at the most exciting time for a talented shooter in need of rotation minutes. The opportunity to flash a skill in an expanded role speaks to the unpredictability of a make-or-break player in the modern NBA.
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