Isaiah Hartenstein talks about his future with the Knicks

Isaiah Hartenstein, a rising star for the New York Knicks who was partly raised in Germany, addresses rumors about his future in the best period of his career to date.

“Right now, I’m a New York Knick,” free agent-to-be Hartenstein said last week, per The Athletic’s Fred Katz. “This is the most important thing. I feel like yes, sometimes it’s on your mind. It’s normal. Ultimately, I would like to be in New York, but it’s a business.”

The seven-foot-tall Hartenstein is New York’s latest high-impact skyscraper, having helped bolster the Knicks’ internal affairs in the aftermath of Mitchell Robinson’s long-term injury. While Tom Thibodeau tried to keep Hartenstein’s power in relief by starting Jericho Sims, there’s no denying that the team has made major strides with the former Los Angeles Clipper among the starting five.