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Houston Rockets: Is This the Year Hartenstein Stays on the Roster?

Isaiah Hartenstein was drafted in the second round of the 2017 draft with the 43rd pick. Hartenstein hasn’t been able to stick with the Rockets for either of his first 2 seasons, as he’s been sent to the G-League’s Rio Grande Vipers each year.

While playing for the Vipers last season, Hartenstein averaged 19.4 points, 14.9 rebounds and 2 blocks per contest, which is significantly better than the 9.5 points 6.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks he averaged during his rookie year. In addition, he led the Vipers to a G-League championship on top of being named the Finals MVP.