Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent C Isaiah Hartenstein has agreed to a training camp deal with the Clippers, source tells ESPN.
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Michael Scotto: Another guy who came up is a center, Isaiah Hartenstein. He’s drawn interest from Portland. Another team that’s in the mix for him is the Clippers, I’m told.
Lauri Markkanen’s arrival in Cleveland could have ripples that reach all the way to Brooklyn. The Nets have had interest in Isaiah Hartenstein and Kevin Love, and both just became even more surplus to the Cavaliers than they already were. The Nets are currently eyeing Hartenstein, sources told The Post.
The Nets have had a long flirtation with Hartenstein. They liked the 7-footer in the 2017 draft, and he dominated against their affiliate, Long Island, in the 2019 G-League Finals, when he was named MVP while playing for Rio Grande. A source told The Post the Nets were even interested in signing Hartenstein before the 2020 NBA bubble, but he was ineligible for the playoffs due to the date he’d been waived.
Hartenstein averaged 8.3 points, 6.0 boards, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks in 17.9 minutes per game for the Cavaliers last season, the best stretch of his young career. After declining his $1.9 million player option, the 23-year-old is an unrestricted free agent, and The Post has confirmed there is again mutual interest with the Nets. They attended his recent workout in Las Vegas.
Chris Fedor: FA Isaiah Hartenstein, who finished season with #Cavs after being acquired in JaVale McGee trade, held a workout for teams in Vegas on Friday, a source said. Cavs had a rep on hand. As I’ve written, the door remains open for a return. But seems Cavs are still prioritizing wing
Based on their activity since free agency began Monday evening, the Cavs have prioritized wing, third guard and backup center, with sources saying the door was left open for an Isaiah Hartenstein return.
Shams Charania: Cavaliers center Isaiah Hartenstein has declined his $1.8 million player option for 2021-22 season and will become a free agent, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Hartenstein averaged 8.3 points and six rebounds to finish season in Cleveland.
The Cavs might also be looking for another center. Isaiah Hartenstein, who arrived in the JaVale McGee deal with Denver, has a player option. Sources expect him to exercise that and become a free agent. Hartenstein, who made the minimum this past season, likes it in Cleveland.
But he boosted his value over the final few months and opting in would make him underpaid at $1.7 million. Hartenstein’s preference, according to sources, is to renegotiate a more lucrative long-term deal, staying with the Cavs as Allen’s backup.
I’m told Isaiah Hartenstein plans to opt out of his player option since his qualifying offer is going to be a little over $2 million and it’ll be worth more than the minimum salary he’d have with his player option. Then, he’d become a restricted free agent. Ideally, they’d like to negotiate something long-term with Cleveland
Hartenstein has always been a basketball nomad — and he’s still living in a hotel. He has U.S. and German passports. Perhaps the March 25 deal will give him a home. “So far everything has been good,” Hartenstein told cleveland.com in a phone interview a few days before suffering a concussion during a 119-110 loss to the Washington Wizards on April 25, sidelining him for seven of the last nine games. “Can’t really say what’s going to happen in the future, but I hope we can renegotiate something this summer and I can grow with the young guys. I think that would be a good experience.
“In the NBA, you never know. Even if you sign for a longer term, you can get traded any day. I thought Denver was going to be a longer home. I think it kind of worked out for us both. In the long term, being here would be good, but it just has to make sense to do it. I hope we can get something done this summer.”
“I knew the whole Denver organization liked me, so I knew I was going to get chances,” he said. “It was more that I didn’t know how many more chances consistently. We had so many players and it was a team that wanted to play more veterans. It was kind of an up and down situation for me personally. “Hard to have confidence in situations like that.”
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.
Kelly Iko: Isaiah Hartenstein’s deal with Denver is a 1+1 with a player option, a source told @TheAthletic.
Mike Singer: News: #Nuggets will sign center Isaiah Hartenstein to fill out the roster following Torrey Craig’s departure, a league source told @denverpost .
Michael Singer: Source: Nuggets have ongoing interest in C Isaiah Hartenstein. The 7-footer was with the Rockets for the last two seasons.
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
Alykhan Bijani: Isaiah Hartenstein on IG #Rockets pic.twitter.com/206KjqNd3e
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.
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