The Clippers will sign free agent center Isaiah Hartenstein to a training camp deal, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that was confirmed by a league source Saturday.
The 7-foot Hartenstein has played four three teams in his three NBA seasons, including last season for Denver and Cleveland; the 23-year-old put up 8.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in 16 games for the Cavaliers.
A native of Eugene, Oregon, Hartenstein in 2008 moved to Germany, where his father, Florian Hartenstein, played basketball professionally. Now, 23, Isaiah Hartenstein became a decorated player in the German youth ranks before going pro in Europe. Since Houston selected him 43rd overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, he has averaged 4.1 points and 3.3 rebounds through 97 NBA appearances
The Clippers are exploring options to bolster their post presence behind Ivica Zubac and Serge Ibaka (who underwent back surgery in June); they also will bring in center Harry Giles on non-guaranteed training camp deal.
On Thursday, former Clipper forward Patrick Patterson reached an agreement on a training camp deal, according to Wojnarowski.
Free agent C Isaiah Hartenstein has agreed to a training camp deal with the Clippers, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 12, 2021