Hernangomez had 14 points (7-8 FG, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and one block in 16 minutes off the bench during Monday's 115-112 loss at Portland.

Though Bismack Biyombo (nose) was cleared to play in advance of tipoff, coach James Borrego elected to exclude him from the rotation, allowing Hernangomez to step in as the backup to Cody Zeller. Hernangomez turned in a supremely efficient showing on the offensive end, but his defensive limitations have thus far prevented him from holding down a consistent role off the Charlotte bench. It's unclear if this performance changes anything for Hernangomez, as Borrego may have just elected to keep Biyombo on the sideline for precautionary purposes.

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