Willy Hernangomez

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  • Willy Hernangomez - C - 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.

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  • Willy Hernangomez - C - 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.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - 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.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez delivered a double-double on Sunday against the Raptors with 13 points, 10 boards, two triples and four assists.

    He did his damage in 20 minutes and is starting to push for low-end value with top-160 numbers over the last two weeks. He's only useful if you have an injury as he's only playing three games next week.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez came off the bench on Saturday night for eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes of action.

    Hernangomez has been getting DNP-CDs even with Cody Zeller out, so this was a nice change of pace. He remains the highest-upside big on the roster in Charlotte and might start getting some run as the Hornets are desperate for wins, but we wouldn't stake our fantasy teams on it. Frank Kaminsky put up 7-4-4 with a triple while Bismack Biyombo only played nine minutes despite starting.

  • Cody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets

    Cody Zeller (left knee strain) will not play on Friday vs. the Wizards while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left knee soreness) is available.

    Frank Kaminsky remains the prime beneficiary although Willy Hernangomez, who started the last game Zeller missed, could be a nice play in DFS.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Replacement starter Willy Hernangomez put up two points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block over 24 minutes in Cody Zeller's stead on Monday.

    Keep an eye on Zeller's progress, because Willy can put up some good numbers in a short amount of time. Also filling some of Zeller's minutes, Frank Kaminsky had 15 points in 22 minutes.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez didn't leave the bench on Tuesday against the Clippers.

    It looks like Hernangomez will be the odd man out with Cody Zeller back, though the Clippers are also a pretty bad matchup for him since they only use Marcin Gortat for spot duty. The tinfoil cap crowd might also take note of his night off and correlate that with the Marc Gasol rumors, as a young forward with talent might be an appealing part of a trade package.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez double-doubled on Monday against the Knicks with 11 points and 11 boards to go with a block.

    He went 5-for-12 from the field and 1-for-2 at the line. This was his first double-digit rebounding game in over a week and he did it in only 21 minutes which is a good sign, but we still need to see this done on a consistent basis before recommending him as an add. Willy will occasionally have games where he has a major impact off the bench like tonight, but he's struggled to string multiple games like this together all year.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez had a nice night on Thursday, with 11 points and 16 boards in 26 minutes.

    Hernangomez has been a per-36 darling in the past, and a line like this is a flash of that. Unfortunately, all we've seen are flashes. Until he sees a consistent amount of playing time, it's just not there for fantasy purposes.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez managed just five points on 1-of-4 shooting with six rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Clippers.

    Hernangomez needed to show an immediate spark to assuage concerns that his stat set and role couldn't hack it. We've seen enough and owners can move on in reasonably sized leagues. Bismack Biyombo (four points, six boards, two blocks, 15 minutes) also fits that assessment.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez scored 19 points with nine rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes in a 119-113 win over the Suns on Sunday.

    The starting center, Bismack Biyombo, had six points and eight rebounds on 2-of-6 shooting in 21 minutes. A performance like this one shows the potential value that Hernangomez could have if he played 25-plus minutes per game. For now, he is a borderline play in 12-team leagues and he is worth holding if possible.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez was moved to the bench and managed just 10 points, five rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes against the Nuggets.

    This was the worrisome aspect of his pickup status a few days ago. James Borrego mentioned about 4-5 guys that he'd play at center with Cody Zeller (hand) out and they wanted a defensive-minded player tonight against Nikola Jokic. Hernangomez needs about 25 mpg to have a better than coin flip's chance at late-round value, and in his current role that doesn't seem like a likely scenario.