Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks – Las Vegas Summer League Game #1

This game between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks kicks off the Las Vegas Summer League at UNLV in Las Vegas. It is the first game on the schedule with 7 more games following this one on Sunday. Games at 4, 6, 8 and 10 are at the Cox Pavilion while games at 4:30, 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 will be at the Thomas and Mack Center. All games will be televised on NBA-TV or ESPN2.

As with any Summer League game, it is hard to say who will start any game as coaches are looking to mix and match lineups and give every player a chance to get minutes to show what they can do. I imagine that the 4 current Celtics will get a big share of the minutes as they will be a part of the rotation this season as things stand now. I am just listing the rosters rather than giving starting lineups and reserves.

The Celtics will field an interesting team with 5 undrafted players, 2 draft and stash players, and 4 current Celtics. Sam Hauser went undrafted but was signed right after the draft to a 2-way contract. Miami also sought to sign him to their Summer League team. He was considered by some to be one of the best outside shooters in the draft, shooting 43.9% on 3 pointers over his career at Virginia. He should also be more NBA ready after spending 4 years in college.

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