Huge demand for our giant! Isaiah Hartenstein (23 years old) is currently a free agent in the NBA, i.e. player without contract. And in great demand!
Last season, the 2.13-meter Hartenstein ran for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He could have stayed, but left his player option for another year and a $1.8 million salary expiring. According to media reports from Cleveland, the reason is that the German player wants more security and wants to stay with the team for the long term.
Hartenstein was traded to Cleveland by the Denver Nuggets last season. In 16 matches he averaged 8.3 points and got 6 rebounds.
These teams are chasing Hartenstein
The former Cleveland club should be very keen to sign him again. The Cavs are looking for a front-court partner for Evan Mobley, who could even move into a Power-forward position if Hartenstein were to push into the starting line-up.
According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, Hartenstein auditioned for three other teams during a practice session in Las Vegas. Watched by the Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers – two real great teams!
Curling around superstars Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving want to attack the title again next season!
The scissors around superstar Kawhi Leonard went the extra mile last season. Only in the final of the conference is over.
it’s clear: Both teams desperately need a reinforcement in the center position! That’s why they were watching young Hartenstein.
Hartenstein played in Germany with Quakenbrück and Artland Dragons. In 2017, he was drafted at number 43 by the Houston Rocket. He has played 99 NBA games for Houston, Denver and Cleveland. He was absent from the Tokyo Olympics because he wanted to take care of his future in the NBA.
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