Hartenstein managed 24 points (12-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt), 13 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal during Saturday's loss against the Hustle.
Hartenstein led the Vipers both offensively and on the glass while collecting his seventh double-double in his eight G League games this season. The 21-year-old is averaging a mighty 22.1 points and 14.4 rebounds so far with the Vipers.
Hartenstein will be sent to the G League as early as Tuesday, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein struggled to see playing time prior to the break, averaging just 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.6 minutes across five contests. He's expected to see more run in the G League.
Hartenstein played six minutes in Monday's 126-117 win over the Jazz, finishing with two points (1-1 FG) and three rebounds.
With starting center Clint Capela (heel) ruled out Monday and James Harden (thigh) and Russell Westbrook (rest) also sitting out, Hartenstein looked like a prime candidate to enter the starting five and potentially serve as a focal point on offense for Houston. Instead, coach Mike D'Antoni chose to roll with a small-ball lineup featuring the 6-foot-6 P.J. Tucker as the team's center, which helped neuter the impact of two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert. That resulted in Hartenstein picking up only a handful of minutes, but the 21-year-old could very well end up taking on a more pronounced role Wednesday in Portland if Capela is out.
Hartenstein will likely see increased minutes Monday with Clint Capela (heel) unlikely to play.
Capela is listed as doubtful on the Rockets' initial injury report, so Hartenstein will be the favorite to earn the lion's share of the minutes at center, with veteran Tyson Chandler likely serving as his backup. The last time Capela sat out, Hartenstein started and played 26 minutes in a win over Minnesota, finishing with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Hartenstein scored 17 points (8-9 FG, 1-2 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, five blocks, two steals and an assist in 27 minutes during Saturday's 139-109 rout of the Timberwolves.
With Clint Capela (heel) in street clothes for Houston and Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) still sidelined for Minnesota, Hartenstein ran roughshod in the frontcourt and recorded his second double-double of the season, as well as a career high in blocks. The second-year center has played 18 or more minutes four times in the last seven games, averaging 15.3 points, 12.3 boards, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 25.8 minutes during those contests, and the seven-footer could become a very intriguing fantasy asset if he can settle into a consistent role in the rotation.
Hartenstein will get the start at center for Saturday's game against Minnesota, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Hartenstein will enter the starting five in place of Clint Capela, who's out due to a heel injury. In his lone another start this season, Hartenstein impressed, generating 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 34 minutes of run.
Hartenstein had 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-6 FT), 12 rebounds, one block and one steal in 18 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 130-104 win over the Nuggets.
Hartenstein's impressive performance forced head coach Mike D'Antoni to promote him to a bigger role on the rotation, and he will be the team's backup center moving forward. He might not be fantasy relevant in most formats, but he could be an alternative on deeper formats if he gets around 15 to 20 minutes per game.
Coach Mike D'Antoni said after Tuesday's win over the Nuggets that Hartenstein has been promoted to backup center, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Hartenstein had a huge game off the bench Tuesday, posting 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-6 FT), 12 rebounds, one block and one steal in 18 minutes. He's also played well when given extended run in the past, averaging 10.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in four games where he's seen more than 20 minutes this season. Hartenstein still probably won't be fantasy relevant in most leagues, but if he can consistently garner 15-plus minutes per game, there's potential for him to function as a streaming option in deep fantasy formats.
Hartenstein is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 21-year-old delivering a career-high 19 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 34 minutes while starting in place of Clint Capela (heel) on Sunday, but Capela is back in action for Tuesday's contest. Hartenstein could earn a larger role off the bench with continued quality play, but any fantasy value will likely remain limited while Capela is healthy.
Hartenstein had 19 points (9-11 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 34 minutes during Sunday's 127-112 loss to the Pelicans.
Hartenstein got all the run he could handle Sunday with both Clint Capela (heel) and Tyson Chandler (shoulder) on the sidelines. He came through with a career-high 19 points on an efficient 9-of-11 shooting. Capela is a chance to miss Tuesday's game and if that is the case, Hartenstein is worth streaming in across most formats.
Hartenstein will get the start at center Sunday against New Orleans, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Houston initially listed Tyson Chandler as the starter at center, but Mike D'Antoni will instead roll with Hartenstein, who showed well off the bench in Saturday's win over Brooklyn. In 24 minutes, Hartenstein finished with nine points, 13 rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Hartenstein had nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 FT) and 13 rebounds in Saturday's win over Brooklyn.
Hartenstein was recalled from the G League prior to Christmas, but this marked his first action since Dec. 13. With Clint Capela sidelined, Hartenstein saw 24 minutes of action off the bench behind starter Tyson Chandler, who was limited to 14 minutes.
The Rockets recalled Hartenstein from the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Wednesday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Hartenstein's stay in the G League was a brief one, as he was only sent down for one day so he could pick up the extensive playing time that he hasn't been able to receive at the NBA level this season. He churned out a double-double while logging 32 minutes for Rio Grande Valley in its 132-109 loss to the Memphis Hustle on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 16 rebounds, five assists and one steal.
The Rockets assigned Hartenstein to the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Hartenstein didn't see the court in the Rockets' 109-107 win over the Spurs on Monday, marking the sixth time in eight games he failed to get off the bench. He'll suit up for Rio Grande Valley in its game Tuesday against the Memphis Hustle before likely rejoining the Rockets for Thursday's tilt with the Clippers.
Hartenstein was recalled from the G League on Wednesday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein has found a role for himself in the NBA lately, appearing in eight games since Nov. 15. He's averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 12.0 minutes.
Hartenstein was assigned to Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hartenstein has struggled to see consistent minutes with the Rockets so far this season, averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds over eight games. He'll head to the G League where he'll have the opportunity to stay sharp.
Hartenstein collected seven points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes during Saturday's 158-111 win over the Hawks.
Hartenstein came off the pine behind Tyson Chandler, while Clint Capela (illness) and Nene Hilario (hip) were sidelined. Hartenstein hasn't been that involved on a regular basis, but if he keeps producing when the opportunity arises it's possible he could climb the center depth chart and become Capela's primary backup.
Hartenstein tallied six points (1-2 FG, 4-4 FT) and 16 rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 125-105 win over the Timberwolves.
Hartenstein failed to appear in any of the Rockets' first 11 games, but he's slotted in as the backup center behind Tyson Chandler for the past two contests with Clint Capela (concussion) sidelined. The second-year big man's big effort on the boards probably won't be enough to earn him a regular role once Capela is cleared to play again.
Hartenstein was recalled from the G League ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Clippers, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
With Danuel House (back) and Eric Gordon (knee) slated to miss Wednesday's game, Hartenstein has been called up for additional depth. He has yet to appear in an NBA game this season. Last year, he appeared in 28, averaging 1.9 points and 1.7 rebounds in 7.9 minutes.
Hartenstein was assigned to Houston's G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on Tuesday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Hartenstein has yet to step onto the court for Houston this season, so he'll head back down to the G League to stay sharp.
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