January 2, 2019, 9:46 amWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernagomez is expected to start tonight when the Hornets face the Mavs.
The Hornets haven’t announced a projection for how long Zeller will miss, but at minimum it’s weeks, maybe months. If Hernangomez can keep the center position stable, that by itself would justify the trade the Hornets made last February to acquire him. The Spaniard said that he is looking forward to the opportunity but if he can’t handle it defensively, then you’ll likely see more of Bismack Biyombo. “He has to protect that paint for us now,” coach James Borrego said. “He’s got to stay in front of the ball, and rebound and defend. Not just allow guards and bigs to come down and horse us inside. He has the ability to do that.”
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter