Isaiah Hartenstein

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Isaiah Hartenstein
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Hartenstein with Germany in 2017
No. 55 – Los Angeles Clippers
PositionCenter
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1998-05-05) May 5, 1998 (age 24)
Eugene, Oregon, US
NationalityGerman / American
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Artland Dragons
2016–2017Žalgiris Kaunas
2017–2018Rio Grande Valley Vipers
20182020Houston Rockets
20182020→Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2020–2021Denver Nuggets
2021Cleveland Cavaliers
2021–presentLos Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Isaiah Hartenstein (born May 5, 1998) is a German-American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early life

Born in Eugene, Oregon, Hartenstein is the son of Florian, a German basketball coach and former professional basketball player of Afro-German descent.[1] His mother is American. His parents met in the United States when his father attended the University of Oregon.[2]

In 2008, Hartenstein and his family moved to Germany,[3] where his father was playing professionally.

Professional career

Artland Dragons (2015–2016)

Hartenstein joined the MTV Gießen youth ranks and continued his career at the youth teams of QTSV Quakenbrück/Artland Dragons, after his father had signed to play with the Artland Dragons in 2009.

In the 2013–14 season, Hartenstein led the Artland Dragons' junior team to a German championship in the Under-16 Bundesliga JBBL, while being named Most Valuable Player.[4] He averaged 20.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.9 blocks on the season.[5] His father Florian who served as head coach of the team was named JBBL Coach of the Year.

Hartenstein was selected to play in the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic International Game: He finished the game with four points and five rebounds in 18 minutes.[6]

Hartenstein helped the Žalgiris Kaunas Under-18 squad to win the qualifying tournament to the Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament and was selected MVP.[7]

On February 1, 2015, Hartenstein made his debut in Germany's top-tier level Basketball Bundesliga, seeing 1:12 minutes of action against Eisbären Bremerhaven.[8]

Žalgiris Kaunas (2016–2017)

In August 2015, Hartenstein signed a deal with Lithuanian powerhouse Žalgiris Kaunas, but he remained with the Artland Dragons on loan.[9] The Dragons had withdrawn from the Bundesliga, and were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga ProB, Germany's third division. Hartenstein played in 14 games for the Quakenbrück based side during the 2015–16 campaign, compiling averages of 11.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.4 assists.[10]

In January 2016, Hartenstein decided to leave the Artland Dragons to join Žalgiris Kaunas.[11]

Hartenstein made his debut for Žalgiris in Lithuania's top-flight league, the LKL, on September 28, 2016 against Šiauliai[12] and in the EuroLeague against Fenerbahce on October 26.[13] Later in that season, he helped Žalgiris win their first ever King Mindaugas Cup.

Houston Rockets (2018–2020)

In February 2016, Hartenstein attended the "Basketball Without Borders Global Camp" during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, Canada.[14] On April 7, 2017, he scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds in 19 minutes of play at the Nike Hoop Summit.[15]

Hartenstein declared for the 2017 NBA draft on April 22, 2017. He was also named an invite for the 2017 NBA Draft Combine, but he ultimately declined participation for the event. On June 22, 2017, he was selected with the 43rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets[16] and subsequently competed for the team in the 2017 NBA Summer League.[17]

In the 2017–18 campaign, Hartenstein appeared in 38 games of the NBA G League, averaging 9.5 points and 6.6 rebounds a contest for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[18]

On July 25, 2018, the Houston Rockets signed Hartenstein.[19] After being sent down to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, he was suspended one game without pay after leaving the bench during an altercation in a 132–109 loss to the Memphis Hustle on December 17, 2019.[20]

On February 7, 2019, Hartenstein recorded his first career triple-double after posting 12 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in a 103–102 road win against Salt Lake City Stars.[21] In the 2018–19 season, Hartenstein scored 33 points and made a career-high 8 3-pointers in the series-clinching game as they won the NBA G League championship with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[22] He won the NBA G League Finals MVP award.

On June 23, 2020, the Houston Rockets announced that they had waived Hartenstein.[23]

Denver Nuggets (2020–2021)

On November 30, 2020, the Denver Nuggets announced that they had signed Hartenstein to a multi–year contract.[24] Playing behind the All-Star center Nikola Jokic, Hartenstein averaged 9 minutes, 3.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2021)

On March 25, 2021, Hartenstein and two future second-round picks were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for center JaVale McGee.[25] In his first twelve games with the Cavs, Hartenstein averaged 19 minutes of playing time and 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.[26]

Los Angeles Clippers (2021–present)

On September 27, 2021, Hartenstein signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[27]

International career

Hartenstein represented Germany at the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship[28] and the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.[29] He also helped carry Germany to a fourth-place finish at the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, averaging team-highs of 14.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, and 1.7 steals a contest,[30] which earned him a spot in the tournament's "All-Star Five".[31]

In August 2017, he made his debut with the German men's national team[32] and took part in EuroBasket 2017, averaging 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.[33]

Career statistics

NBA

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Houston 28 0 7.9 .488 .333 .786 1.7 .5 .3 .4 1.9
2019–20 Houston 23 2 11.6 .657 .000 .679 3.9 .8 .4 .5 4.7
2020–21 Denver 30 0 9.1 .513 .000 .611 2.8 .5 .4 .7 3.5
Cleveland 16 2 17.9 .582 .333 .686 6.0 2.5 .5 1.2 8.3
2021–22 L.A. Clippers 68 0 17.9 .626 .467 .689 4.9 2.4 .7 1.1 8.3
Career 165 4 13.7 .600 .383 .682 3.9 1.5 .5 .8 5.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Houston 2 0 1.0 1.000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 2 0 1.0 1.000 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 2.0

Europe

Year Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Artland Dragons ProB 14 24.0 .479 .425 .543 8.9 1.4 1.6 2.1 11.6
2016–17 Žalgiris LKL 29 12.2 .490 .286 .705 3.5 .7 .9 .6 4.7
Career All Leagues 43 18.1 .485 .356 .624 6.2 1.1 1.3 1.4 8.2

References

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  2. ^ "Großer Mann, was nun?". Die Zeit. June 15, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Isaiah Hartenstein: "Mein Ziel ist die beste Liga der Welt"" (PDF). Artland Dragons. March 3, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Awards der Jugend Basketball Bundesliga". NBBL. February 2, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
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  6. ^ "Official Basketball Box Score International Black vs International White" (PDF). Jordan Brand Classic. April 18, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
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  16. ^ "Rockets Select Isaiah Hartenstein in 2017 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  17. ^ "Rockets to Compete in NBA Summer League 2017 | Houston Rockets". Houston Rockets. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
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  20. ^ "Four Rio Grande Valley Vipers Players Suspended". NBA.com. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
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