Brian Lewis: The #Nets are in dire need of frontcourt signings, and liked Isaiah Hartenstein before the draft. But despite him being a free-agent, he was waived after March 1 so is not eligible for the bubble, according to his agent Mike Naiditch. #NBA
Marc Stein: Isaiah Hartenstein has cleared waivers and is now and unrestricted free agent, league sources say
Mark Berman: According to NBA sources the Rockets will sign 7-foot center Isaiah Hartenstein today. Played for Vipers in G League last season.
Following center Isaiah Hartenstein's strong showing in the Rockets' summer program and Summer League games in Las Vegas, the Rockets are working toward signing Hartenstein to an NBA deal with hopes they will reach agreement by the end of the week, according to a person with knowledge of the team's plans.
Hartenstein, a 7-foot center, played for the Rockets' Rio Grande Valley affiliate with a G League contract last season. Though the Rockets retain his draft rights, having selected Hartenstein in the second-round of the 2017 Draft, he is unsigned and could have chosen to return to Europe or to play another season in the G League.
July 30, 2021 | 4:20 pm EDT Update
The Jump on ESPN: Zach Lowe on Ben Simmons trade: “I don’t think they have anything close right now or last night. As of now, I expect this to linger into the summer which would get awkward. They don’t have traction anywhere”
July 30, 2021 | 4:11 pm EDT Update
A deal to send Hield to the Lakers for Harrell and Kuzma seemed all but certain, until it wasn’t Thursday when The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the Lakers instead are sending Kuzma and Harrell to Washington as part of a deal to acquire Russell Westbrook. League sources said all the players involved in the much-discussed Lakers-Kings deal expected that trade to happen.
Zach Lowe: I heard the Lakers were adamantly opposed to — ‘We are not hardcapping ourselves, we’re just not doing that to our in-season flexibility, we want to maintain our options’. And that precludes Kyle Lowry being signed and traded — anyone you want to sign and trade to the Lakers, it precludes from happening.
Kyle Kuzma: Man oh man where do I begin??? Lakeshow we’ve had a journey. I was 21 and just a young pup coming here and you guys opened up your arms openly and accepted me into the LA community! Coming into to this league I told Robby, Jeanie and Magic that all I wanted to do here is help be apart of something special and help be apart one of those banners (now) 17 banners and dammit we did it!
Kyle Kuzma: I wouldn’t change anything about my journey everything has been a lesson to me! Ive learned the game of basketball from some of the best players to ever do it on earth while being in LA and now it’s time for me to get out there and really spread my wings and be who I say I am💯….LUV LA I’m a laker for life 🏆