Willy Hernangomez Rumors

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Willy Hernangomez
Willy Hernangomez
Position: C-F
Born: 05/27/94
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $1,375,000
And, most impressive: Brogdon shoots almost 52 percent from the floor in fourth quarters, a figure topped among rookies who’ve played 30 or more games this season only by the Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez (52.7 percent). By contrast, Saric has shot 43 percent from the floor in the fourth. And while Saric has put up very good numbers in Philly, Brogdon has been a major catalyst for the Bucks during their second-half resurgence and playoff drive.
Willy Hernangomez has a rich summer ahead — a chance to work with his “idol,” Grizzlies star center Marc Gasol, every day for more than a month. Gasol has committed to playing for the Spanish National team in the European Championships. Hernangomez, the Knicks’ stud rookie center, wants to play but hasn’t yet gotten permission from team brass.
Storyline: Eurobasket
While Euro rookies Willy Hernangomez (Spain) and Mindaugas Kuzminskas (Lithuania) say they expect to play in the European Championships in late August/September, Kristaps Porzingis has made no decisions for Latvia. Porzingis told The Post he still is debating and wants to talk to the Knicks about it. Last summer, Porzingis decided against playing for Latvia in its Olympic qualifier. Hernangomez and Kuzminskas played for their respective countries in the Olympics in Rio last summer.
Storyline: Eurobasket
“We did Facetime,” Hernangomez said. “I always try to see the replays in games because the games are so late. So the next day I try to see the stats and I feel proud because of what KP did last year, unbelievable year. I talked to him and he told me a couple things on how to be ready this year.” “He was curious,” Porzingis said, adding that the two now break down film together after games. “Some things that I see that he doesn’t see, or some things I don’t even think about and he sees from my game. We watch it together and talk about it.”
Now it appears a near certainty. Saturday against the Spurs, Hernangomez had a career-high 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds in the 106-98 loss. “He’s getting better and better every game,’’ Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “The experience against this team with LaMarcus [Aldridge], [Dewayne] Dedmon, Pau [Gasol], those are long, long guys. You see how smart a player he is. He didn’t try to jump over the guys and challenge them — he shot his little floaters over them.’’