Willy Hernangomez So Long New York
Willy Hernangomez recently traded to the Charlotte Hornets. With fewer playing opportunities to grow and develop with the Knicks due to the depth at the Center position, Hernangomez couldn’t get in the rotation despite the great ending to his rookie season. Hernangomez was voted to the All-Rookie First Team and won Rookie of the Month honors last season bringing in 10+ rebounds in 23 games and producing twelve double-doubles.
Hernangomez is not just leaving the Knicks as he heads to Charlotte but one of his best friends, Kristaps Porzingis, who he has known and played with since well before coming to the Knicks. Although this is going to be a transition for both parties. Hernangomez seems excited to create his own path at a new team and continue to develop his skill and receive more playing time for the rest of the season.