C - HOU - D-LEAGUE
The Houston Rockets have waived C Isaiah Hartenstein. His 2020-21 contract would have been guaranteed by October 17.
The Houston Rockets really seem to hate big men. They traded Clint Capela at the trade deadline and now they are waiving Hartenstein ahead of the 2019-20 restart. The Rockets will continue to play small ball throughout the remainder of the season just as they have all year. Tyson Chandler is the only real big man on the team. Jeff Green and Robert Covington will play in the front court for the Rockets.
Isaiah Hartenstein provided 17 points (8-9 FG, 1-2 FT), 15 rebounds, one assist, five blocks and two steals across 27 minutes in the Rockets win over the Timberwolves Saturday.
Hartenstein got the start in place of Clint Capela (heel) and capitalized greatly, generating a very efficient double-double. Although Capela's injury doesn't seem to be serious, Hartenstein has shown he can be a solid replacement if necessary.
Isaiah Hartenstein finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 34 minutes of action on Sunday against the Pelicans.
Isaiah Hartenstein saw plenty of minutes as Tyson Chandler also sat out this game as well as Clint Capela. Hartenstein could leap frog Chandler in the rotation if he continues to play well.
Isaiah Hartenstein will get the start on Sunday with Clint Capela out with an injury instead of starting Tyson Chandler.
Chandler got the start last night so he figures to see 15-20 minutes in this back-to-back set making Hartenstein a slightly better option in DFS as a punt play.
Isaiah Hartenstein was recalled from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Saturday.
Hartenstein was recalled for center depth with Kenneth Faried (hip) still out and Nene expected to see rest on back-to-backs. Hartenstein should be ignored for fantasy purposes.