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  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Second-year Hornets big man Willy Hernangomez finished the 2019-20 season ranked 345/364 in 8/9-cat in Per Game value and 347/353 in 8/9-cat total value in 31 games played.

    Despite the Hornets' thin frontcourt, Hernangomez was unable to earn any significant minutes. The team's decision to go "ultra-small" as a playstyle didn't help his cause either as Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo came away with most of the minutes at center. In just 12.1 minutes per game, Hernangomez recorded averages of 6.1 PPG and 4.4 RPG on .529 shooting from the field. Until a team finds a way to feed this young Spaniard some quality time, he's not going to be a fantasy-relevant any time soon.

  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez put together 23 productive minutes off the bench on Thursday night, scoring 14 points and grabbing six boards.

    The shot went down again for Hernangomez, who has actually had streaming value over the last couple weeks due to his rebounding and efficiency. He may have some value in deep leagues and as a cheap daily play down the stretch, especially if he and Cody Zeller continue to split minutes. Zeller played 25 minutes to put up 10 points and six boards.

  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    After playing in just 13 of Charlotte’s first 42 games, Willy Hernangomez has played in 15 of the last 18, as he continues to show progress in addressing his biggest weakness, defense.

    “He’s putting more effort in at the defensive end; that’s the area of most concern for me,” Hornets head coach James Borrego said. “The video and the numbers demonstrate to me that he’s making a bigger impact at that end of the floor than he has in the past; challenging more shots at the rim.” Hernangomez has size, rare strength, a gift for scoring and a knack for rebounding in traffic but defense has always kept him away from getting major minutes. He will be an unrestricted free agent in July and the Hornets continue to evaluate him ahead of the upcoming offseason. He deserves consideration in deeper leagues as his minutes have been steady in the last few games.

    Source: Charlotte Observer

  • Bismack Biyombo
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Bismack Biyombo is getting replaced by Cody Zeller in the starting lineup, while Willy Hernangomez is expected to play the backup C minutes against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Biyombo may not see the floor tonight after starting the past three games and being a productive back-end big man. Willy Hernangomez and Cody Zeller are worth a look in deeper leagues as the Hornets continue to search for an answer at C.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez set a new season-high in rebounds and posted his second double-double of the campaign on Sunday with 10 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals off the bench.

    Hernangomez is someone to keep an eye on as the season winds down, especially as Cody Zeller falls out of the rotation for a few games at a time. He was once drafted as a top-100 guy with the Knicks, and perhaps the Hornets use the rest of the season to see if that upside is still here. Hernangomez looks like a worthwhile flier in 16-team leagues, with appeal in shallower formats depending on your roster build.

  • Bismack Biyombo
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Bismack Biyombo fouled out in 27 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points (5-of-6 from the field), five rebounds, four assists and four blocks.

    Biyombo got the start over Cody Zeller who was a DNP-CD on Wednesday. Willy Hernangomez came off the bench and scored seven points with three rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes. Biyombo is worth throwing on a watch list in standard leagues after this performance and the possible change in the Hornets' rotations. Biyombo is a speculative add in 14-team leagues, but don't cut someone with safe value for him. Hernangomez can be left on the waiver wire outside of 18-team leagues and Zeller is a drop.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Bismack Biyombo
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Bismack Biyombo will draw the start ahead of Wednesday's contest vs. the Knicks.

    It was also reported that Cody Zeller would be active but would likely not play on Wednesday. Willy Hernangómez will be the primary back-up to Biyombo. Neither player is worth rostering in standard formats but Hernangómez has the higher upside.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • PJ Washington
    PF, 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

  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, 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.

  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, 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.

  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, 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.

  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, 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.

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, 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

  • Malik Monk
    SG, 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