Hartenstein has declined his player option and therefore will become a free agent ahead of the 2021-22 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein decided he won't play with the Cavaliers for the 2021-22 season, as he declined his $1.8 million player option. After getting traded from the Nuggets late in March, the center managed to average 8.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 18.0 minutes while with the Cavaliers. The 23-year-old will enter free agency for the second time in his career.
Hartenstein (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Nets.
Hartenstein remains sidelined Sunday while he continues to recover from a concussion. The 23-year-old averaged 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 12.2 minutes in 46 appearances between the Cavaliers and Nuggets this season.
Hartenstein (concussion) is out Friday against the Wizards.
After Friday, Hartenstein will have just one more chance to play this season. The Cavaliers' final game is Sunday against the Nets.
Hartenstein (concussion) is out Wednesday against the Celtics.
Hartenstein is running out of chances to play again this season. Wednesday marks the Cavaliers' third-to-last game.
Hartenstein (concussion) will remain out for Monday's game against the Pacers, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
The big man is back in concussion protocol and will sit out for the seventh time in the last nine games. Hartenstein should be considered day-to-day going forward, but with only three more games remaining he could be in danger of ending the year on the shelf.
Hartenstein (concussion) will not play Sunday against the Mavericks, Angel Gray of Bally Sports Cleveland reports.
It's unclear exactly what's going on with Hartenstein, as he missed five games from April 26 through May 4 with the concussion, but was able to play Wednesday (vs. POR) and Friday (at DAL). Either way, it looks like he's still experiencing some symptoms, so he should be considered day-to-day for the time being.
Hartenstein (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas.
Hartenstein has appeared in the last two games for Cleveland after missing five games due to a concussion. However, his status is unclear for Sunday, as he's apparently still dealing with lingering issues related to the concussion.
Hartenstein (concussion) will be available Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Hartenstein has missed the past five games due to a concussion. He's been seeing consistent run as the Cavaliers' backup center. However, that could change for a strange reason: Anderson Varejao was recently signed to a "celebratory" 10-day contract, and he'll be available to play Wednesday for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
Hartenstein (concussion) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Hartenstein had missed the last five games due to a concussion but will likely return for the second half of a back-to-back set Wednesday. Dean Wade and Mfiondu Kabengele could see fewer minutes if Hartenstein is available.
Hartenstein (concussion) will not play Tuesday against Phoenix.
This will be the fifth straight absence for Hartenstein, who has not played since suffering a concussion against Washington on April 25. There's a good chance the big man will also miss Wednesday's game against Portland.
Hartenstein (concussion) is out Saturday against the Heat.
The backup big man will miss a fourth straight game due to a concussion. His next chance to play is Tuesday against the Suns.
Hartenstein (concussion) is out Friday against the Wizards.
The reserve center will miss a third straight game due to concussion protocol. Dean Wade and Mfiondu Kabengele are candidates to see more minutes.
Hartenstein (concussion) is out Wednesday against the Magic.
The backup big man remains sidelined while in concussion protocol. In his absence, Dean Wade and Mfiondu Kabengele are candidates to see more minutes.
Hartenstein (concussion) will not play Monday against the Raptors.
Hartenstein sustained a concussion during Sunday's loss to Washington and will now be subject to the league's protocols. Expect the big man to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis this week.
Hartenstein scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT) to go along with six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal across 20 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pistons.
Hartenstein reached 20 minutes for the first time in his last three games, even with Jarrett Allen back in the lineup. He scored in double-digits for the fifth time this season, all of which have come in his last 11 contests. Hartenstein also continued to flash the ability to rack up defensive stats in a hurry, as he's managed three or more blocks three times in his last six efforts.
Hartenstein will come off the bench Wednesday against the Hornets, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
With Jarrett Allen (concussion) back in the lineup, Hartenstein's opportunity to start is gone. In his past five games as a reserve, he's averaged 11.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 blocks in 23.2 minutes.
Hartenstein is starting Sunday's game against the Pelicans, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The Cavaliers are without several starters for Sunday's matchup, so Hartenstein will join the starting lineup for the second time this year. In his last five appearances, Hartenstein has averaged 11.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 23.2 minutes per game.
Hartenstein registered 16 points (7-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and a block across 27 minutes off the bench in Monday's win over the Spurs.
Hartenstein had scored in double digits just once this season, but he recorded a season-high mark Monday while also displaying a high level of efficiency. He might be in line for more minutes in the short term, but he should return to reserve status once Larry Nance (illness) and Jarrett Allen (concussion) return to action.
Hartenstein notched 12 points (5-9 FG, 1-1 3PT, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 25 minutes during Thursday's 114-94 loss to the Sixers.
A game prior, Hartenstein saw his first start of the season against the Jazz and produced 14 rebounds and seven assists during 26 minutes of action. However, Kevin Love (calf) returned Friday after missing nine games, sending the 22-year-old back to the bench. The seven-footer still made the most of his opportunity off the bench, logging his second-most minutes of the season and a season high in points.
Hartenstein will come off the bench Thursday against the 76ers, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Kevin Love (calf) is starting at center in his return from a nine-game absence, so Hartenstein will move to the bench. He should still see significant run, however, as Love is on a minutes limit.
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|05/05||vs POR||L 105-141||13||8||2||4||0||0||1|
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