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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
56-26 7-3 L1
52-30 8-2 W4
36-46 6-4 L2
34-48 6-4 L3
20-62 2-8 L7

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 16.8 9.1 52.0 6.8 1.3
Post Season 2.0 2.0 25.0 2.0 0.0

Top Willy Hernangomez News

  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Moves to bench

    Hernangomez will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.

    With Jonas Valanciunas back in the lineup after getting a rest day for Sunday's regular season finale, Hernangomez will shift back to his usual reserve role. He averaged 9.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.8 minutes per game during the regular season.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Set to start Sunday

    Hernangomez will start Sunday's game against the Warriors, Pelicans broadcaster Erin Summers reports.

    With Jonas Valanciunas among several regulars resting Sunday, Hernangomez will have a chance to start at center alongside Jaxson Hayes. Over his last three games (one start), Hernangomez is averaging an impressive 14.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per contest.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Another double-double off bench

    Hernangomez provided 15 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 10 rebounds and four assists over 34 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 141-114 loss to Memphis.

    The 27-year-old center saw another big workload as Jonas Valanciunas played only six minutes during the rout due in part to foul trouble, and Hernangomez led the Pelicans in minutes while recording his third straight double-double. He'll likely handle a significant role again Sunday against the Warriors in the regular-season finale, but if Valanciunas is healthy for the play-in tournament, Hernangomez may not be leaned on so heavily.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Big double-double off bench

    Hernangomez accumulated 17 points (5-8 FG, 7-7 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Thursday's 127-94 win over the Trail Blazers.

    With Jonas Valanciunas coming into Thursday nursing an ankle injury, Hernangomez saw plenty of court time once the Pelicans had the game well in hand, and he turned it into his second straight double-double. The 27-year-old center has demonstrated he can be productive when he gets the opportunity, and with New Orleans all but locked into the ninth seed in the Western Conference and a spot in the play-in tournament, Hernangomez could see big minutes over the final two games of the regular season as well if Valanciunas gets additional rest ahead of the postseason.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Double-doubles in relief

    Hernangomez ended with 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 123-109 victory over the Kings.

    Hernangomez continues to play admirably as a placeholder for Jonas Valanciunas (ankle). Hernangomez could be in line for one more start, but Valanciunas should be ready for the playoffs.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Starting for injured Valanciunas

    Hernangomez will start Tuesday's game against the Kings, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.

    Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) is out, so Hernangomez will get the nod. In his six previous starts, he's averaged 14.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 27.8 minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Double-doubles off bench

    Hernangomez finished Sunday's 117-112 victory over the Hawks with 17 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 15 minutes.

    Hernangomez scored in double figures for a fifth straight game and grabbed his most rebounds since Jan. 31 en route to his sixth double-double of the season. The Spaniard continues to provide adequate production off the bench and has averaged 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds over his last nine appearances.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Perfect from field in loss

    Hernangomez ended with 15 points (6-6 FG, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal over 22 minutes during Friday's 142-120 loss to the Hornets.

    Hernangomez bounced back from a scoreless performance during his last outing to notch his third double-digit scoring night over his last five games. In the 13 appearances when sixth-year center has played over 20 minutes, he's averaged 14.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 25.3 minutes per game. With CJ McCollum (COVID-19 protocols) and Brandon Ingram (hamstring) sidelined for the foreseeable future, there should be plenty of minutes to go around, especially since New Orleans opted to run with a bigger lineup Friday.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Flirts with double-double in loss

    Hernangomez provided 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during Tuesday's 132-111 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Hernangomez had himself another productive night, eclipsing 20 minutes for the third consecutive game. Over that period, he's putting up averages of 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. While those numbers are good enough to make him a short-term addition for anyone in need of traditional big man numbers, it's worth noting that two of the Pelicans' last three games have been blowouts in which starting center Jonas Valanciunas played fewer minutes than usual.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Flirts with double-double in win

    Hernangomez registered 13 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, one block and one steal over 24 minutes during Friday's 124-90 win over the Jazz.

    Hernangomez made the most of a good situation Friday, turning in his best game in over a month. After a brief period during which he was able to put up 12-team value, he has seen his role diminish recently. Jonas Valanciunas battled foul trouble all night, and garbage time certainly played a factor, meaning fantasy managers should not look at this as a sign of things to come.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Productive outing off bench

    Hernangomez contributed 12 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 121-109 loss to Memphis.

    Hernangomez was perfect from the field en route to 12 points, his best performance since returning from a four-game absence due to COVID-19 protocols. Jonas Valanciunas, Jaxson Hayes and Hernangomez were all productive during Tuesday's loss, but as long as they are all garnering sizeable roles, it'll likely diminish the overall potential of all three players.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Light playing time in return

    Hernangomez (COVID-19 protocols) logged 12 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 124-114 loss to the Spurs and finished with four points (1-4 FG, 2-4 FT), six rebounds and two assists.

    Hernangomez was back in action after missing the Pelicans' last four games while in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Prior to entering the protocols, Hernangomez was already starting to see a declining with role with top center Jonas Valanciunas recently overcoming an illness, and Hernangomez could see his minutes reduced even further if head coach Willie Green elects to deploy Jaxson Hayes as the top backup at both frontcourt spots.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Out of protocols, available

    Hernangomez (COVID-19 protocols) exited protocols and practiced Friday, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports. He will be available Saturday against the Spurs.

    Hernangomez will be in contention with Jaxson Hayes for backup center minutes, though Hayes has seen some time at power forward lately. This season, Hernangomez is averaging 9.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.7 minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Placed in COVID-19 protocols

    Hernangomez was placed in the league's health and safety protocols Thursday, Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site reports.

    Hernangomez will be unavailable for Friday's matchup against the Nuggets and will be forced to isolate from the team. Wenyen Gabriel could handle a slightly larger workload while Hernangomez is sidelined.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Minutes, efficiency drop Monday

    Hernangomez moved to the bench and finished with seven points (2-12 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes Monday in the Pelicans' 93-90 loss to the Cavaliers.

    With Jonas Valanciunas (illness) returning from a three-game absence, Hernangomez's move to the second unit was inevitable. The Pelicans' plans for the backup center role weren't immediately clear heading into Monday, but with head coach Willie Green electing to deploy Jaxson Hayes as the team's starting power forward to counter the Cavs' ultra-big frontcourt, Hernangomez had the No. 2 center role all to himself. While he reached double-digit boards for the third time in four games despite a steep drop in minutes, Hernangomez's inefficient shooting prevented him from collecting another double-double. Considering Hernangomez hadn't been part of the rotation prior to Valanciunas' absence, it wouldn't be a major surprise if Hayes reclaimed the backup center role if he doesn't become a fixture in the starting five.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Mediocre rebound total in loss

    Hernangomez closed Saturday's 107-97 loss to the Celtics with 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-4 FT), five rebounds and two assists over 30 minutes.

    Hernangomez's rebound numbers regressed after a two-game double-double streak. As a placeholder for Jonas Valanciunas (illness), Hernangomez has stepped in several times in relief and generally posts a decent number, with double-digit rebounds in four of his six starts this season.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Double-doubles in loss

    Hernangomez provided 18 points (5-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 16 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal across 32 minutes during Friday's 116-105 loss to the Nuggets.

    With Jonas Valanciunas (illness) sidelined again, Hernangomez drew his second straight start and notched his second consecutive double-double. The backup center is averaging 9.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.2 minutes per game, but he clearly has the ability to outpace those averages when given a larger role.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Tallies 29 points, 10 boards

    Hernangomez closed Tuesday's 117-107 loss to Philadelphia with 29 points (11-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

    Hernangomez didn't see the court in any of the previous nine games, but he entered the starting five and made his mark with Jonas Valanciunas resting Tuesday. He should return to a reserve role Friday against Denver with Valanciunas likely to be back in action.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Starting vs. 76ers

    Hernangomez will start Tuesday's game against the 76ers, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    With Jonas Valanciunas out for rest, Hernangomez gets the start despite not appearing in the past nine games. In his three prior starts this season, he's averaged 9.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.0 minutes.

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  • Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Remains outside of rotation

    Hernangomez (coach's decision) went unused off the bench in Monday's 117-113 win over the Pacers.

    Since making a spot start Jan. 1 in Milwaukee when Jonas Valanciunas was out after entering the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Hernangomez has proceeded to make one five-minute appearance off the bench in the Pelicans' subsequent 10 contests. With both Valanciunas and Jaxson Hayes healthy, Hernangomez is the clear third option on the depth chart at center and won't hear his number called in competitive contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Age: 28
Experience: 5