Isaiah Hartenstein will be a free agent this summer. The player, who had the possibility of continuing in the Cavaliers through a player option of 1.76 million dollars, has decided to decline this possibility to explore other offers in the market, to which he will leave without any restrictions and may join the franchise. that you want,
The center arrived in Cleveland last March, when the Ohioans sent JaVale McGee to Denver in exchange for Hartenstein himself and two future rounds of the draft. In his new team he saw his presence on the court increased, something that he took advantage of to improve his performance and sign his best games of the course, such as his double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds against San Antonio. In total, he averaged 8.3 points and 6 rebounds in his 16 meetings with the Cavs, numbers with which he appears to hope to generate some interest around the league.
We will see if this is enough for you to win a contract greater than the one you could have obtained with your player option, both economically and in terms of duration. While he is not a player that the franchises will fight over, it is likely that several will consider him a man of profit for their second unit and can continue to grow his career.
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