Future Of Isaiah Hartenstein with the Knicks in Doubt

Future Of Isaiah Hartenstein with the Knicks in Doubt
Image Credit goes to Isaiah Hartenstein

Isaiah Hartenstein had a highly successful season playing for the New York Knicks. He ended the regular season with notable stats of 7.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game while making 64.4% of his shots in 75 games.

Knicks Land Mikal Bridges

Tuesday evening saw ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski break news of a major trade, with the Knicks adding star forward Mikal Bridges from the Brooklyn Nets. This acquisition thrilled Knicks supporters and greatly enhanced the team’s lineup.

Hartenstein’s Free Agency Prospects

Nonetheless, incorporating Bridges might involve a price. According to SNY’s Ian Begley, there is a possibility that the Knicks could not retain Hartenstein in free agency. Begley states that numerous rival teams have identified Hartenstein as a promising free-agent candidate. The Knicks may have trouble keeping him if he receives lucrative offers on the open market.

Hartenstein’s Career Highlights

Isaiah Hartenstein was selected as the 43rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Throughout six seasons, he has competed for the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New York Knicks. In 322 regular season games, he has career averages of 6.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game with a shooting percentage of 59.6% from the field and 31.0% from three-point range.

Playoff Performance

Hartenstein was instrumental for the Knicks in the most recent playoffs. He participated in every one of the 13 games, with an average of 8.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game, with a field goal percentage of 59.2%. Even though he had made important contributions, the Knicks were eliminated by the Indiana Pacers in the second round following a seven-game series.


As free agency approaches, it is unknown if Isaiah Hartenstein will continue with the Knicks. Many teams have shown interest in him due to his impressive performance last season and consistent career statistics. When the Knicks bring in Mikal Bridges, they could potentially lose a pivotal player such as Hartenstein. The team’s choices during the upcoming free agency period will play a key role in determining the composition of their roster for the following season.

Maya Rodriguez
Greetings, fellow basketball aficionados! I'm Maya Rodriguez, a storyteller at heart, weaving tales of the game I love. Specializing in women's basketball, I'm on a mission to shine a spotlight on the incredible narratives often overlooked. Through my articles, I not only break down scores and stats but also share the inspiring journeys of female athletes. Join me in celebrating the resilience, skill, and passion that define women's basketball – because every hoop deserves its heroine.

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