Sunday, February 13, 2022

Celtics sign Sam Hauser, Luke Kornet for rest of season

The Celtics will fill two of their five open roster spots by signing Sam Hauser and Luke Kornet to standard NBA contracts, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hauser, who was on a Two-Way deal with the C's, has played only 41 minutes in 10 appearances this season. In 20 games (18 starts) with the Maine Celtics of the G League, he's averaging 19 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in over 34 minutes per contest. Hauser is also shooting 42.6% from behind the 3-point arc so far.

Luke Kornet has also spent the majority of 2021-22 campaign in Maine, following being waived by Boston at the conclusion of training camp on an Exhibit-10 contract. Kornet also had two 10-day hardship callups with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks earlier this season.

In 17 games (all starts) with Maine, Kornet is averaging 13.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.1 blocks per game. During his NBA career, Kornet has averaged 5.7 points in over 136 games.

He played 18 games (two starts) with the Celtics during the 2020-21 season - averaging 4.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 14.1 minutes per contest, while shooting 47.3% from the field.

The Celtics still have three open roster spots after announcing the signing of Hauser and Kornet just prior to tip-off against the Denver Nuggets Friday night.

Joel Pavón

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