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 was recalled from the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Monday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
After he fell out of the rotation Dec. 3 against the Timberwolves, Hartenstein was sent to the G League to pick up playing time, missing two of the Rockets' contests along the way. The rookie will likely dress for Tuesday's contest against the Trail Blazers, but with both Clint Capela and Nene Hilario expected to be available, Hartenstein may not see the floor if the game is competitive throughout.
Hartenstein tallied 22 points (7-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 8-12 FT), nine rebounds, eights assists and three blocked shots in the win Wednesday over Agua Caliente.
It's impressive Hartenstein was nearly able to pull off a triple-double, but the two-way player has impressed during his limited stints with the Rockets' G League affiliate.
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L 142-145 (OT)
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W 138-134 (OT)
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