Celtics Announce Official Signings Of Dennis Schröder, Enes Kanter

Boston also signed Sam Hauser to a two-way deal


Aug 13, 2021

The ink is dry after a busy day for the Boston Celtics front office, having officially signed three of their new acquisitions to contracts.

The team announced deals with Dennis Schröder, Enes Kanter and undrafted rookie Sam Hauser on Friday.

Schröder, an eight-year NBA veteran, comes to Boston on a deal after reportedly signing for the Celtics’ taxpayer mid-level extension of $5.9 million. The former Los Angeles Lakers guard announced the deal on Instagram on Tuesday.

“We are really excited to welcome Dennis and his family to Boston,” Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens said, via a team press release. “Dennis is a high-level player and competitor, who has consistently impacted winning with his play on both ends of the court.”

Meanwhile, a familiar face signs his second contract with the team. After a year back with the Portland Trail Blazers, Kanter returns to the Celtics.

“Enes has a unique ability to both score and rebound,” Stevens said in a separate release. “Beyond his on-court contributions, he is a great teammate. We are thrilled he chose to return to Boston.”

Finally, 23-year-old Hauser officially was signed to a two-way contract after going undrafted out of the University of Virginia.

Hauser showed fans what the Celtics saw in him as a prospect Thursday, scoring a game-high 21 points with six 3-pointers in a Summer League blowout over the Orlando Magic.

So far this summer, Hauser has averaged 9.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting with 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in three Summer League games. The 6-foot-8 forward will split time between the Celtics and its G League affiliate, the Maine Celtics.

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