Teams were interested in adding him before the “Bubbl…

Teams were interested in adding him before the “Bubble,” league sources said. Hartenstein wasn’t eligible. But when free agency came around, the Nuggets were among many suitors. Portland, Cleveland, New Orleans and Washington were all interested in acquiring the mobile 22-year-old 7-footer, according to league sources. He’d shown flashes but hadn’t had a sustained opportunity.

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Michael Singer: Source: Nuggets have ongoing interest in C Isaiah Hartenstein. The 7-footer was with the Rockets for the last two seasons.
Orazio Cauchi: A couple of Euroleague clubs are monitoring the situation of German big man Isaiah Hartenstein, I've been told. The player was recently waived by the Rockets after averaging 4.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season.
Alykhan Bijani: Isaiah Hartenstein on IG #Rockets pic.twitter.com/206KjqNd3e

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Mark Berman: According to NBA sources the Rockets will sign 7-foot center Isaiah Hartenstein today. Played for Vipers in G League last season.
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