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: $1,435,750
Europeans carry a reputation among NBA coaches of playing with more guile and teamwork. Porzingis hasn’t looked like a basketball Einstein since December. Porzingis admitted he has “to be smarter’’ in bracing for double coverage. Scott Roth, who coached Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Herangomez in Spain, made a revealing remark during the All-Star break last year. “People are more surprised by Willy, but I’ve always said Willy was an overall better basketball player at the age Kristaps was, as far as feel for the game and how he moves and passes,’’ Roth told me.
Hernangomez, the 2015 second-round pick, seemed heartened by news other clubs have interest in him. “I feel great to know other teams are interested about me, right?,’’ he said. “My situation is like this right now, not playing much. But I’m ready. I like to be with my teammates. I like to be a part of this team. But I don’t want to [sound] selfish, but I want to play. I’m ready for everything.’’
Storyline: Willy Hernangomez Trade?
With the Knicks exploring what to do with their four-center glut by the Feb. 8 trading deadline, NBA sources say the club has entertained more inquiries about Willy Hernangomez than any other player on their roster. The Knicks do not want to give up the 23-year-old Hernangomez — out of the rotation behind starter Enes Kanter and Kyle O’Quinn — unless they get a prime talent in return. So far they haven’t gotten any concrete offers, but teams that have been high on European players in the past have shown the most interest. The Knicks prefer to deal O’Quinn, who likely will opt out of his contract, and they have gotten only mild interest from a few playoff-contending teams who see him as a backup piece.