Dio checks in on the Southeast Division, where the Magic boast a strong group of international talent.
February 4, 2020, 6:38 pmPJ WashingtonPF, Charlotte Hornets
P.J. Washington (sprained right ankle) is considered probable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets after going through warmups.
Washington looks ready to go and would presumably re-enter the starting rotation for this one. Marvin Williams, Dwayne Bacon and Willy Hernangomez will lose minutes if Washington can play.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 10:07 pmWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Guillermo Hernangomez surprised with a 12-point (4-of-9 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), 10 rebound double-double, adding an assist, two steals and a three in 19 minutes in a win over the Knicks on Tuesday.
Hernangomez is getting more backup center minutes, and though it's been a long time since he played meaningful minutes, remember that he doesn't need more than 20 minutes to provide solid fantasy value. Keep an eye on the situation in case Cody Zeller reverts back to a smaller role. Zeller also double-doubled in this game with 10 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes in his fifth straight start.
January 14, 2020, 12:50 amWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangomez scored 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting to go with four rebounds and a block on Monday.
Hernangomez played 16 non-garbage time minutes tonight which was a rarity, but we can't trust him one bit. He logged 17 minutes in his last three games combined and that dates back to December 22nd so you can safely ignore him.
January 10, 2020, 11:24 pmWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangomez saw the light of day on Friday, thanks to a healthy dose of garbage time and was able to muster 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the field, 1-of-1 from deep and 2-for-2 from the line with six boards and one assist in 10 minutes.
Talk about eager to play. Again, this was a garbage-time special, so leaving Hernangomez to stew on the wire would be the prudent thing to do.
October 24, 2019, 1:49 amWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangomez didn't leave the bench in Wednesday's season-opener.
The Hornets didn't use a backup center at all in this one, but the fact that Hernangomez can't even get on the floor for this team is not a great sign. He's off limits until we see him getting regular minutes, and even then it's a long climb up.
September 14, 2019, 12:14 pmNicolas BatumSG, Charlotte Hornets
According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have been informed that, "The agenda is youth and development."
The article adds that both players will have a chance to compete for minutes but the Hornets' top priority will be to develop their younger players which bodes well for Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, Devonte Graham, P.J. Washington and Willy Hernangomez. Miles was already putting up near top-100 value to close the season at around 25 minutes per game while the rest of the players could all produce fantasy value if given the minutes so they should at least be put on the watch list to see how the preseason plays out.
Source: Charlotte Observer
September 12, 2019, 1:34 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Coach James Borrego said that the Hornets' young guys are going to get an opportunity this year more than ever, whether it comes at the NBA level or G-League.
The entire article is worth the read as Borrego dives into a multitude of topics and what he expects from this season. With the Hornets entering a transition year after losing Kemba Walker, it seems the team will be committed to youth and development. That is a promising outlook for players like Malik Monk, Dwayne Bacon, P.J Washington and Willy Hernangomez.
Source: Charlotte Observer
September 10, 2019, 10:55 amWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangomez scored 18 points and added four rebounds, while his brother Juancho contributed another 14 and three, as Spain had no problem beating Poland 90-78.
Willy did his damage in only 16 minutes while Juancho played at both forward positions in 24 minutes of action. The Hernangomez brothers are slowly taking over the reins from veterans Marc Gasol and Rudy Fernandez and they will now have a chance to compete for a medal in the next phase of the tournament.
August 31, 2019, 2:23 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio hit 6-of-11 shots for 17 points, nine assists, two steals and three triples in 22 minutes as Spain crushed Tunisia 101-62 on Saturday.
Rubio’s strong play from the exhibition matches continues as Spain showed why they are one of the best teams in the tournament. Marc Gasol also played 24 minutes with 10 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block while the Hernangomez brothers chipped in as well as Willy had an 8-7-5 line in 16 minutes while Juancho scored 13 with eight rebounds in 19 minutes. NBA free agent Salah Mejri was Tunisia’s best player with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes but also had five turnovers.
April 11, 2019, 1:30 amWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangomez didn't play in Wednesday night's season finale vs. the Magic.
Hernangomez showed flashes of greatness but could never really break into the lineup, starting in only three games out of the 58 he played. Hernangomez also only averaged 14.0 minutes per game this season and was behind both Cody Zeller and Marvin Williams in the rotation. Hernangomez finished this season just outside of the top-300 in 9-cat leagues but barely squeaked his way in when it comes to 8-cat. He's still only 24-years old and maybe the Hornets will look to unleash him next season but that's still yet to be seen. He's got potential, but barring an injury to Cody Zeller or a ton of preseason hype, he shouldn't be drafted in most leagues come next season.
April 1, 2019, 11:53 pmWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangomez came off the bench and produced big numbers on Monday, scoring 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block.
Hernangomez is taking advantage of Marvin Williams' (zero points, five rebounds, two steals and a block) awful shooting as of late and may be worth owning as the Hornets close out the year. Coach Borrego is searching for any semblance of production outside of Kemba Walker and Willy has ended the year hot before so he's no stranger to this.
March 31, 2019, 11:33 pmWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangomez scored 22 points on 4-of-8 shooting in 23 minutes in a blowout loss to the Warriors on Sunday.
He made 14 of his 15 attempts from the stripe with five rebounds and one assist. Frank Kaminsky had 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with two triples, two rebounds and two assists. Both guys have produced late-round value over the past two weeks, but Kaminsky is the preferred option of the two for the final stretch of the season.
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