Willy Hernangomez

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  • 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.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez started for Cody Zeller (broken hand) on Wednesday and posted eight points on 3-of-8 shooting with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 18 minutes on the floor.

    The Hornets utilized Marvin Williams at center during spots when they went "ultra-small," so that's something we might see moving forward. The 18 minutes of playing time was not all too inspiring but at least we know he's got a role in the rotation. He can and will heat up sooner or later. Now is the time to be patient.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez will start at center on Wednesday night.

    It was the expected move but it's still nice to get some confirmation since the Hornets could've also gone with Frank Kaminsky or Bismack Biyombo. Hernangomez's playing time will only be limited by his defense, so let's hope that he locks in on that end and pushes up into the high twenties. He's a must-own player in all formats with Cody Zeller (broken hand) likely out for multiple weeks at least. Biyombo still figures to see minutes for his defensive prowess and is a blocks and boards help for deep-league owners.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - 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

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  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez put up 10 points on 2-of-5 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 14 minutes off the bench in Monday's blowout win over the Magic.

    The big news is that Cody Zeller broke his hand and it doesn't hurt Hernangomez's cause that Jeremy Lamb (hamstring) also left tonight's game early. Hernangomez will probably step into the starting center spot and is looking like a must-add player in 12-team leagues and a must-own everywhere. Top-100 returns aren't out of the question if he can play minutes in the upper 20s.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez put up 19 points with 10 rebounds on 8-of-11 shooting in 23 minutes as the Hornets got crushed by the Celtics on Sunday.

    He also added two assists and two blocks and definitely benefitted from the Hornets getting blown out in this game. He has the potential to play like this regularly, but Cody Zeller has been solid as well so it is tough for the Hornets to give Hernangomez time over Zeller. Zeller scored five points with three rebounds in 20 minutes in this one. Of the two, Zeller is top-100 and worth owning in most formats right now, while Hernangomez is not worth owning and is restricted as long as he is getting bench minutes.

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played 23 minutes off the bench on Friday and finished with 12 points, five rebounds and two steals in the win over the Pistons.

    MKG has had a bit of an up and down season but has cumulative top-150ish 9-cat value on the season. He’s an option in deeper leagues but you can probably find someone better in 12-teamers. Willy Hernangomez added 11 points and six rebounds but most of that was due to Cody Zeller fouling out after 21 minutes.

  • Frank Kaminsky - F/C - Charlotte Hornets

    Frank Kaminsky played just 16 minutes in Friday’s win over the Nuggets but managed 11 points, two treys, six boards and two assists.

    Kaminsky has been pretty decent over his last three games as Willy Hernangomez hasn’t been a part of the rotation and has returned low-key top-160 9-cat value over that span in 21 minutes a game. Starter Cody Zeller struggled with foul trouble tonight and finished with eight points, four boards, two steals and a block and remains the preferred play in 9-cat.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez started at center with Cody Zeller out on Sunday but only saw 14 minutes of playing time, though he produced 11 points, eight rebounds and a 3-pointer.

    It's this type of performance that keeps fantasy owners interested in Hernangomez, even as he dips in and out of the rotation. It wasn't enough for the Hornets, apparently, as Bismack Biyombo started the second half but went scoreless in five minutes. Zeller should be back soon but if he ever misses more games, know that Hernangomez is a nice short-term option.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez will start in place of the injured Cody Zeller on Sunday.

    Hernangomez has been out of the rotation lately, so this is a surprise. He's going to be thrown right into the fire with Anthony Davis, Julius Randle and the rest of the Pelicans in town and one wonders whether the Hornets would make this decision against a smaller opponent. Zeller is inactive after initially being listed as probable so we're not expecting him to be out for long. Hernangomez has plenty of upside but is a tough hold in any format until he regains consistent minutes. Let's see if he puts his best foot forward today.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter