Willy Hernangomez Rumors

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Willy Hernangomez
Willy Hernangomez
Position: C-F
Born: 05/27/94
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Salary: $1,676,735

Willy Hernangomez wants to stay in Charlotte

Hernangómez will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and while he has returned to Spain for now, he plans to be back in Charlotte “as much as [he] can, working out with the coaching staff and teammates,” later on this summer. “This is going to be my first time being a free agent. I’m going to try and enjoy the experience and be patient. I’ve said many times that I love Charlotte. I love the group of guys that we have, the coaching staff. I’m trying to be a part of the future and the young core that we have. I feel at home in Charlotte, and I would love to stay. It’s going to be a long summer, but I would definitely love to stay, for sure.”
The Spanish Charlotte Hornets player, Willy Hernangmez, said it will be “a dream to play again with Luka Doncic” before the ‘NBA Pars Game 2020’, the first regular season game on French soil in history to face the Friday Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks. “Of course it will be a dream to play again with Luka (Doncic) and with Kristaps (Porzingis), who have been my companions. You never know what is going to happen and where you are going to be, but right now I am focused on trying to take advantage of the opportunities, on playing anywhere and being able to give the maximum of m, “Hernangmez said. “With Luka we are always supporting each other, always playing the game console, talking on FaceTime… It makes me very happy for how he is playing, for how he is dominating the league and that he is always there, giving us courage to my brother and me, because he knows they are difficult times, “he added about the Dallas Mavericks Slovenian.
When Charlotte Hornets center Willy Hernangomez first came to the NBA, he didn’t get it. Where’s the structure? Where’s the conformity? When did everyone stop wearing the same team-issued gear? “I was so used to ‘Team Lunch,’ ‘Team Dinner,’ always wear team clothes,” said Spaniard Hernangomez. “(In the NBA) we have a lot more individual freedom: It’s ‘See you tomorrow on the team bus. Do whatever you want.’
Who would you say you are the tightest with on the team? Terry Rozier: I’m cool with everybody. I’ve always been like that. Even last year, like I’m cool with the guy that even is the most non-cultured on the team. I’m cool with Willy (Hernangomez), I’m cool with Malik (Monk). I would probably say those two the most. Billy and ‘Lik. Just their everyday spirit. Malik is kind of different. He’s real chill, funny, will say whatever comes to mind. Willy is annoying, but funny at the same time. He likes to have fun with it, a good guy. So he reminds me a lot of Daniel Theis. a guy I’ve been around and you just see that click.
When the Hornets head to France next week, there will be a familiar face awaiting their arrival. As in the one who wore the No. 9 in purple and teal last season. Tony Parker is expected to be at some of the festivities, soaking up the retired life. Other than native Frenchman Nic Batum, there probably will not be anyone more thrilled to give Parker a bear hug than Willy Hernangomez. The two became tight during Parker’s 10 months in Charlotte. Hernangomez was almost like a little brother to Parker and they still communicate frequently.
“He helped me out a lot,” Hernangomez said. “Honestly, hanging with Tony on and off the court is always unbelievable. He’s always given me good advice. Even right now we are pretty close. Almost every two weeks we are in touch to see how the situation is and how he can help me. I’m looking forward to seeing him in Paris. He’s a really close friend of mine. It’s a really good thing that happened to me last year. A legend in Europe, a legend in the NBA. We really enjoyed playing together and I missed him this year. And hopefully, I can see him and spend time with him.”
“I think everybody can think what they want but I feel bad for KP,” said Hernangomez, the Knicks’ second-round pick in 2015. “He’s my brother. We spent too many nights in this amazing arena. I understand what people [do]. The people always treated me good when I was here and appreciated. But I was sad when I saw that.” “Like KP’s comments after the game, they know what they know,” the amiable Spanish center added. “KP knows what happened. People just see what they see in public. But fans can do whatever they want, but I just feel sad because he did a lot for the community, the city and this team.”
Russia put on a strong third quarter against Spain and recorded a convincing 74-55 win in the last prep game for the two teams in front of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. […] Despite the loss, Spain’s Willy Hernangomez stole the spotlight with game-high 26 points while his brother Juancho Hernangomez helped with 12 points. Marc Gasol didn’t play due to stomach problems while Rudy Fernandez rested.
Ricky Rubio and Guillermo “Willy” Hernangomez are gearing up to represent Spain at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Both NBA players are enthusiastic about the upcoming campaign in China, where Spain appear to have received a favorable draw in Group C with Tunisia, Iran and Puerto Rico. Getting to the Quarter-Finals will not be straightforward, however, as Spain – if they claim a top-two finish in that pool – would have to finish in the top two of Second Round Group J, which will also have the top two sides from a Group D consisting of Serbia, Italy, Philippines and Angola. “I’m happy to go with Spain,” Rubio, who played at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cups, said to Radio Marca. “But I would need the okay of my (NBA) team.”
1 year ago via FIBA
Ricky Rubio and Willy Hernangomez are getting ready to join the Spanish selection at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Per FIBA.basketball, both NBA players are enthusiastic about the upcoming campaign in China, where Spain appears to have received a favorable draw in Group C with Tunisia, Iran, and Puerto Rico. “I’m happy to go with Spain,” Rubio said to Radio Marca. “But I would need the okay of my (NBA) team. It’s also a condition that I’ll have to speak when the team decides because, if it’s true that the final decision (to play for the national team) is ours as players, you don’t want to start badly with your new team”, he added as adapted by FIBA.
There might not be a closer friend to Porzingis in the league than Hernangomez, who spent about 1 ½ seasons with the Knicks before being traded last year to Charlotte. Hernangomez was shocked when he heard Porzingis was dealt. “In the beginning when I saw it I was very surprised, thinking he was the future of the Knicks organization,” Hernangomez told The News. “But you could tell the things for KP it wasn’t working in a good way, in the best way for him.”
Kristaps Porzingis is Charlotte Hornets center Willy Hernangomez’s best friend. Hernangomez loved playing with Porzingis before and wants to play with him again. So Hernangomez has already planted a seed should Porzingis, traded Thursday from the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks, reaches unrestricted free-agency in the summer of 2020. “I will try to get him here. I’m his friend. I would love to play with him (again). I will say, “KP., come here!’” Hernangomez told the Observer Friday. “I’ve already told him; he knows how amazing Charlotte is. If he would come here, we’d sure welcome him. If not, we’ll play against him.”
Storyline: Kristaps Porzingis Free Agency
Hernangomez is also close with Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic, having played with him in Spain. Doncic, a 19-year-old Slovenian, appears to be a favorite at this point in the season to end up NBA Rookie of the Year. “They are two of my best friends. I was talking to KP one day about the trade (possibilities) and everything while playing (the online video game) Fortnight with Luka,” Hernangomez recalled.
The Charlotte Hornets’ minicamp and summer-league entry is all about the roster players this July. The new coaching staff is looking to install offensive and defensive systems and create synergy with core players. So there will be extra emphasis on drafted rookies Miles Bridges and Devonte Graham and young veterans Malik Monk, Dwayne Bacon and Willy Hernangomez.
Spaniard Hernangomez, traded to the Hornets last winter, arrived in Charlotte over the weekend for minicamp practices and Las Vegas summer league. He thought it imperative to absorb as much as he could about new coach James Borrego’s system. “To be honest, it was a hard decision to say no to my national team, my country,” Hernangomez told the Observer Monday. “I feel like for me, for my future, it was more important for me to be here with the new coaching staff.”