New York Knicks Sign Free Agent Center

The New  York Knicks have made a move to shore up their center position, signing free agent Isaiah Hartenstein to serve as backup to newly-re-signed Mitchell Robinson.

It's a 2-year deal for $16M, fully guaranteed.

As noted by Knicks beat writer Fred Katz, Hartenstein had very nice impact on the defensive end of the floor, as opponents shot the second-lowest mark from the field (47.5%) on dunks and layups when he was the closest defender. 

But it's his ability to pass in the post and to be a floor-spacer that allows him to be a nice contrast to Robinson. He didn't take a lot of 3-point shots, but when he takes 'em, he makes 'em. At a 47% clip.

The 23-year-old averaged 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 63% in 17.9 minutes last season for the Los Angeles Clippers.

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