Hartenstein (ankle) will be shut down for the rest of summer league, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Hartenstein left Tuesday's matchup due to a right ankle injury, and although his MRI results have yet to be revealed, the Rockets have decided to proceed with caution. This will certainly hurt his case for a spot in Houston's rotation, though there's no reason to risk further injury in a slew of exhibition contests.
Hartenstein exited Tuesday's summer league game with a right ankle injury and will undergo an MRI, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Hartenstein landed on another player's foot and was taken to the locker room in a wheelchair. The 21-year-old was coming off a pair of strong performances after scoring 20 and 22 points in last weekend's two summer league games.
Hartenstein totaled 22 points (7-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-10 FT), six rebounds and two steals across 27 minutes during the Rockets' 97-87 loss to the Trail Blazers in a Las Vegas Summer League game Sunday.
The young center turned in an impressive effort for the second time in as many games in Vegas, as he's now hit the 20-point mark in each of his two contests in the desert. Hartenstein averaged just 7.9 minutes during his rookie 2018-19 campaign, but he could be in for at least a modest boost in that category during the coming season as a potential primary backup to Clint Capela.
Hartenstein notched 20 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-8 FT), 13 rebounds, three blocked shots and a steal across 30 minutes in Saturday's 110-81 loss to the Mavericks.
Hartenstein should be the Rockets' primary center during the Summer League. The 7-0 product from Germany bounced back and forth between the Rockets and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers last season but was eventually sidelined with an Achilles injury that limited his production. The Rockets are very thin at the center position, and Hartenstein should end up on Houston's final roster this season.
Hartenstein was sent to the G League on Wednesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers play in G League Western Conference semifinals on Friday, so they'll want Hartenstein available.
Hartenstein (Achilles) played one minute off the bench in the Rockets' 108-94 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday, accruing one assist and no other statistics during his time on the court.
Hartenstein hadn't appeared in a game at the NBA or G League level for the previous two weeks while managing the Achilles injury. The big man looks to be over the injury now, as his minutes were only limited because he's simply guaranteed nothing more than garbage time as a non-rotation player for the Rockets. Expect Hartenstein to pick up more run next week for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, who are awaiting the Stockton Kings or Memphis Hustle for a second-round matchup in the G League playoffs.
Hartenstein (Achilles) won't play in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein will miss his 18th-straight game Sunday due to an Achilles injury. Despite Hartenstein continuing to be listed as day-to-day, he doesn't appear to be close to returning as not definite timetable has been supplied by the Rockets.
Hartenstein (Achilles) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein hasn't appeared in over a month, with his last appearance coming on Feb. 11. He should be considered questionable for their next game, Tuesday against Atlanta.
Hartenstein (Achilles) will not play Wednesday against the Warriors.
As expected, Hartenstein will not be available as he continues to nurse a sore Achilles. He hasn't been a part of the regular rotation since November and hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 11.
Hartenstein will not be available Monday against the Hornets due to right Achilles soreness, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
It's not clear when Hartenstein started feeling the soreness, but he has not seen any action for the Rockets since Feb. 11, so his absence should not have any noticeable effect on the team's rotation.
Hartenstein was recalled by the Rockets on Saturday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein, who's averaging 20.1 points and 15.4 rebounds per game for Rio Grande in the G-League was recalled by the clubs parent organization Saturday. The second-year center's seen action in 27 games this year and could see some minutes in Sunday's tilt with the Mavericks or Monday against the Hornets as the Rockets will likely be without Nene for at least one of those games.
Hartenstein erupted for 22 points (10-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-5 FT), 25 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 42 minutes Sunday in the G League Rio Grande Valley Vipers' 129-125 win over the Iowa Wolves.
With Houston holding Hartenstein out of the rotation since the All-Star break, the rookie has moved to the G League to pick up meaningful action. The German big man has been one of the better producers on the circuit in his 24 games with Rio Grande Valley, averaging 19.9 points (on 62.2 percent shooting from the field), 15.2 boards, 3.8 assists and 2.2 blocks in 33.0 minutes.
Hartenstein was assigned to the G League on Wednesday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Hartenstein has seen spot run for the Rockets in the absence of Clint Capela. But with Capela set to return Thursday, the organization will opt to get Hartenstein some run in the G League.
The Rockets recalled Hartenstein from the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Monday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein has seen light minutes off the bench in three of the Rockets' past five games, but he's largely seen most of his action in the G League since dropping out of the rotation in early December. He's been one of the more impressive big men on the circuit during his time in Rio Grande Valley this season, averaging 19.3 points (on 59.6 percent shooting from the field), 14.6 boards, 3.9 assists, 2.3 blocks, 0.7 triples and 0.7 steals in 32.8 minutes per game over 18 appearances. Even if he dresses for Houston's game Monday against the Mavericks, Hartenstein probably won't see any run outside of garbage time.
Hartenstein racked up 42 points (16-24 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 8-11 FT), 21 rebounds, an assist and two steals in 42 minutes Saturday against Texas.
Hartenstein posted an outstanding performance, showcasing efficiency from the field while also dominating on the glass. The 7-0 center has been an absolute stud for the Vipers through 15 starts this season, averaging 19.9 points to go along with 14.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.1 blocks. Don't expect Hartenstein to slow down anytime soon.
Hartenstein tallied a season-high 32 points (11-13 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 6-10 FT), 15 rebounds, two blocks and one steal in the 129-98 win over Austin on Friday.
Hartenstein has played in just 14 games with the Vipers, bouncing between the G League and the NBA-affiliate Rockets throughout the 2018-19 campaign. The seven-footer is shooting a disappointing 28.6 percent from three despite a four-for-four effort Friday, although he's only attempting about two from long range per game. A walking double-double when he plays in the G League, Hartenstein is one of a number of centers who are capable of dominating their G League opposition on any given night.
Hartenstein was assigned to the G League on Sunday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After reaching an agreement with Kenneth Faried on Friday, Hartenstein was the odd man out and will be available to play for Rio Grande Valley starting Sunday. The Oregon product is currently averaging 8.0 minutes and 2.0 points across 23 games played for the Rockets this season.
Hartenstein was recalled from the G League on Monday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein is back with the Rockets to provide frontcourt depth for Monday's game against the Grizzlies with Clint Capela (thumb) unavailable. In 22 games for the big club this season, Hartenstein is averaging 2.1 points and 1.6 rebounds across 8.1 minutes.
Hartenstein has been assigned to the G League, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein, whose NBA minutes has been reduced since the return of Nene, has appeared in five games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers this season. In those contests, he's averaged 20.0 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.0 blocks.
Hartenstein (undisclosed) was recalled from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G League on Monday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein has bounced back and forth between the Rockets and the Vipers this season. He seems to have fallen out of the back end rotational role he had to start the year but he could play his way into more minutes going forward. He's averaging 2.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game for the Rockets so far this season.
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