Emiliano Carchia: Isaiah Hartenstein is among the big men offered to FC Barcelona, a source told @Emiliano Carchia. The German/American big has played 51 games in the NBA for the Rockets in the past two seasons (3.1ppg and 2.7rpg). Hartenstein has been offered also to Chinese teams for next year.
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.
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 28, 2021 | 4:19 pm EDT Update
Chad Ford: By the way, there are more first-round picks up for sale than I have ever seen before. For instance, the Hornets have had discussions — with teams including the Knicks and Thunder, I’m told — about moving the No. 11 pick.
Pat Connaughton said he’s often pegged as a shooter, which of course he is, but he also tries to use his athleticism, playmaking ability, and other skills to his advantage. Even if he barely gets any looks, he still prides himself on making winning plays. “Coach Bud saw value in that, and my teammates saw value in that, and I was able to do that at the highest of levels,” Connaughton said.
This past week, he’s soaked in the moment with family, friends, former coaches and teammates, and others in his circle who have been by his side the entire time. His voice was hoarse when he spoke with Boston.com following a journey he’ll always cherish. “It’s set in more and more as it’s gone on, because it’s something that will never get taken away,” Connaughton said.
Connaughton said he’d love to bring the trophy back to Arlington, but there might be one slight 6-foot-11 obstacle in his way. “Who knows if Giannis has even stopped holding the trophy for the last week?” Connaughton said. “He had both trophies and was calling them his babies. I don’t know if anyone’s ever going to see the trophy again, but I’d love to. It would be something that I think would be really cool, to stick it in Fidelity House and let the town and the city come and take it in, to inspire the next generation of kids. It would be awesome to share that moment with the town that shaped me.”
The podcast deal comes three months after iHeartMedia announced it was creating a podcast network for the NFL as part of a multiyear, exclusive partnership. The NBA’s podcasts, which will be co-produced by iHeartRadio and the NBA, will include a mix of content from the NBA’s archives, player commentary, league news and insider analyses.