With Danilo Gallinari on the Auerbach Heart giving an replace on his attainable season-ending knee surgical procedure and restoration plan, the participant who many consider will absorb Gallo’s minutes was tearing it up in observe.
To date this preseason, Sam Hauser has been on fireplace, hitting 12-of-20 of his three-pointers by way of three video games. Throughout observe, a mic’d up Jayson Tatum mentioned, “you’ll be able to shoot, bro. Actual properly.”
It’s not shocking that Hauser has emulated a few of the finest shooters within the league.
“Khris Middleton. Klay Thompson. As of not too long ago, (Max) Strus and Duncan Robinson. Joe Harris as properly, a Virginia man. I can take bits and items from every and use it to what I do finest,” Hauser mentioned after observe on Monday.
Hauser inked a three-year, $5.7 million contract final summer time and it’s already paying dividends for him and the workforce. The sport has slowed down for him on each ends of the ground. He believes he’s “made good strides” on the defensive finish, however finally, his largest affect will come on offense.
“Simply making an attempt to get there early. Meaning sprinting to wherever I am going,” Hauser mentioned of discovering his simplest spots on the ground and being able to help his teammates on the ground. “I’m instructed to get within the corners, discover openings when guys drive, and issues like that.”
Hauser will try to suit his 6’7 body within the 6’10 gap left by Gallo and if the early returns are any indication, he’s becoming in simply effective.
“You sort of must have the subsequent man up mentality. Clearly, you by no means wish to see somebody go down like that, however I’ll be prepared for at any time when my quantity is known as. No matter alternatives I get, I’m excited for that.”