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March 9, 2020 06:44 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: May drop out of rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez could be dropped from the center rotation beginning Monday against the Hawks, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Cody Zeller will remain the starter Monday, and coach James Borrego indicated that he intends to use Bismack Biyombo as the primary backup. Given that Borrego has only used two of the three centers over the past two weeks, it looks as though it could be Hernangomez's turn to drop from the regular rotation. He's backed up both Biyombo and, more recently, Zeller over the last six games, averaging 18.7 minutes in that span.

March 1, 2020 04:40 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Puts up 10 and 13 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez had 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals in Sunday's loss to the Bucks.

Coming off the bench behind Bismack Biyombo, Hernangomez saw 20 minutes of action and had one of his better all-around games of the season. Sunday marked the first time since Feb. 4 that he scored in double-figures and the first time since Jan. 28 that he grabbed double-digit boards.

February 5, 2020 04:00 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Nears double-double in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez supplied 10 points (3-7 FG, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes Tuesday in the Hornets' 125-110 loss to the Rockets.

Starting center Cody Zeller played just 13 minutes while battling some early foul trouble, but his limitations didn't open up much extra run for Hernangomez, as the Hornets leaned more heavily than usual on small-ball lineups to match up better with Houston. Hernangomez at least provided serviceable numbers during his time on the floor and has seemingly firmly established himself ahead of Bismack Biyombo as the Hornets' No. 2 center. Hernangomez is averaging 10.4 points, 6.0 boards and 1.6 assists in 19.0 minutes over the last five games.

January 29, 2020 02:16 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Logs double-double in 19 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez scored 12 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT) and added 10 rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 97-92 win over the Knicks.

Hernangomez has now played in five-straight games, his longest stretch of the season. The 19 minutes he saw were just one shy of the season-high he set on Oct. 25. His first double-double of the year could continue to earn him more playing time.

January 14, 2020 03:12 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Scores 14 points off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 11, 2020 08:12 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Scores season-high 15 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez had 15 points (6-6 FG, 1-1 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes off the bench during Friday's 109-92 loss at Utah.

Hernangomez was perfect from the field and delivered his strongest fantasy performance of the season. However, his playing time has been extremely inconsistent and he had logged four straight DNP designations before exploding here. As a result, he won't have much upside unless he can find a regular rotation spot.

December 29, 2019 10:32 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Scores four in two minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez had four points (1-1 FG, 2-4 FT) and one rebound in two minutes during Sunday's 117-104 loss to the Grizzlies.

Hernangomez appeared in just his fourth game here in December, this after seeing the court only five times in November. As long as he remains buried on the center depth chart behind Bismack Biyombo and Cody Zeller, Hernangomez can be avoided in fantasy.

November 16, 2019 12:20 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Remains benched Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez didn't leave the bench during Friday's 109-106 victory over Detroit.

Hernangomez remained a permanent fixture on the bench during Friday's game, continuing what has been a very disappointing season thus far. He is firmly behind both Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo and would need an injury to at least one fo them for him to even sniff standard league value.

October 26, 2019 02:48 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Sees 19 minutes Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez produced six points (3-6 FG), six rebounds, a steal and a block across 19 minutes in Friday's loss to Minnesota.

Hernangomez saw 20 minutes of run after being a healthy scratch from Wednesday's season opener. While it's unclear what role Hernangomez is expected to see this season, he saw three more minutes than Bismack Biyombo, who got the start in Cody Zeller's (personal) absence. If Hernangomez is able to string together a couple of good performances, there's a good chance he could carve out a rotational role on the Hornets, who are seeking to rebuild.

April 2, 2019 12:56 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Solid production in Monday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez produced 15 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-8 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in 21 minutes during Monday's 111-102 loss to Utah.

Hernangomez had another strong outing Monday, putting up numbers across the board in the nine-point loss. He has looked better over the past few games despite still coming off the bench. Bismack Biyombo continues to start for some reason but it has been Hernangomez who has stepped up with Cody Zeller (knee) on the sidelines. The Hornets are all but done in terms of playoff basketball and Zeller is certainly at risk of missing the remainder of the regular season. Hernangomez is worth a look in competitive formats if you need some cheap big man stats.

April 1, 2019 12:20 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Scores team-high 22 points Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez totaled 22 points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 14-15 FT), five rebounds, and one assist in 23 minutes during Sunday's 137-90 loss to the Warriors.

Hernangomez was the only Hornets player to put up any resistance Sunday, as they were thumped to the tune of 47 points. Hernangomez may have been streamed in across a number of leagues and while his rebounding numbers were down, he made it to the free-throw line with regularity, hitting a career-best 14-of-15 from the charity stripe. His minutes are far from consistent and he is really too hard to trust outside of a streaming role.

March 25, 2019 01:20 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Double-double, four dimes in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez had 13 points (4-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, and four assists in 20 minutes during Sunday's 115-114 win over the Raptors.

Hernangomez has earned at least 20 minutes in three of the last four games, and he logged his fourth double-double through 51 appearances in this one. The absences of Cody Zeller (knee) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (concussion) have provided Hernangomez with an opportunity, and he's clearly capitalizing on it. It's not clear when either of the aforementioned players will be healthy enough to return to action. Regardless, Hernangomez is at least worthy of consideration as a cheap option in daily formats for as long as they remain sidelined.

February 6, 2019 12:52 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Drops out of rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez (coach's decision) failed to see the floor Tuesday in the Hornets' 117-115 loss to the Clippers.

With Cody Zeller (hand) returning from a month-long absence and logging 23 minutes off the bench behind starting center Bismack Biyombo, there was no room left in the rotation for Hernangomez. Though Hernangomez has routinely turned in near-double-double production on the occasions he pushes for 20 minutes, it doesn't look like he'll approach that level of playing time at any point in the foreseeable future now that Zeller is in the fold. His outlook won't necessarily improve after Thursday's trade deadline passes, especially if the Hornets remain in the mix for Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol, as recent reports have suggested.

January 28, 2019 10:56 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Drops double-double on old team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez registered 11 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds and one block across 21 minutes in Monday's 101-92 victory over the Knicks.

Hernangomez saw a little extra run in Monday's contest from the bench, most likely because it his his former playing team, and put up a double-double in the process, his third of the season. When given time, Hernangomez operates as a big body who can rebound and finish inside, but his uses outside of that are limited and therefore, so is his role and outlook.

January 18, 2019 10:56 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Puts up double-double off bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez supplied 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 26 minutes Thursday in the Hornets' 114-95 win over the Kings.

Starter Bismack Biyombo went scoreless across nine minutes and the Hornets were minus-13 during his time on the court, prompting coach James Borrego to lean more heavily on Hernangomez at center. As has often been the case when he's received extended run, Hernangomez turned in double-double production, but it's hardly an indication that he'll stick in a 20-plus-minute role going forward. Hernangomez had played no more than 14 minutes in any of the Hornets' preceding four contests and could very well return to that level of playing time Saturday against the Suns.

January 12, 2019 03:40 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Plays just 13 minutes Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez compiled just seven points, eight rebounds, and one assist in 13 minutes during Friday's 127-96 loss to Portland.

Hernangomez disappointed again Friday, seeing just 13 minutes of playing time in the embarrassing loss. When Cody Zeller (hand) went down it was hoped Hernangomez would step into a larger role. Thus far he is yet to show much on either end of the floor and he is at best a streaming option. If you are holding onto him and deciding whether to pick up a hot free agent, this performance may have made that decision a lot easier.

January 7, 2019 06:52 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Thrives in bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez produced 19 points (8-12 FG, 3-7 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and one steal across 24 minutes in the Hornets' 119-113 win over the Suns on Sunday.

This was the type of performance the Hornets and fantasy owners were looking for from Hernangomez when he got first crack at the starting center job following Cody Zeller's hand injury on New Year's Eve. The third-year big has ceded the first-unit spot at the five to veteran Bismack Biyombo over the last two games after a six-point, 10-rebound effort against the Mavericks as a starter last Wednesday, but Sunday's production may vault him back into the top job. The difference for Hernangomez versus the Suns was shooting, with the 24-year-old posting a 66.7 percent success rate that outpaced the 40.0 percent figure he generated over the previous pair of contests. Hernangomez's next opportunity to re-enter the starting five will come Tuesday night against the Clippers.

January 6, 2019 11:52 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Coming off bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez will come off the bench Saturday against the Nuggets.

Coach James Borrego will opt to start Bismack Biyombo against Nikola Jokic, while bringing Hernangomez off the pine. The starting center spot may continue to change on a game-to-game basis while Cody Zeller (hand) is out.

January 2, 2019 05:32 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Confirmed starter Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez has been confirmed as the starting center Wednesday against the Mavericks.

As expected, Hernangomez will get the nod with Cody Zeller (hand) out and will likely continue occupying the spot for the remainder of Zeller's absence. That said, coach James Borrego noted that Frank Kaminsky and Bismack Biyombo will be in the fold as well, so it's possible Hernangomez sees minutes in the low-to-mid 20s, rather than closer to 30 minutes per night. Still, Hernangomez doesn't need much time to rack up numbers. In four games this season seeing over 20 minutes, he's averaged 13.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks while shooting 63.6 percent from the field.

January 2, 2019 11:28 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Likely to receive starting nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Teammate Tony Parker said after Wednesday's morning shootaround that Hernangomez would start at center for the Hornets in the team's matchup with the Mavericks later in the evening, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Confirmation on the Hornets' starting five should come at some point shortly before the 7 p.m. EST tipoff, but Hernangomez also seemed to be the top choice for the top-unit center role after Cody Zeller exited the team's previous game Monday against the Magic with a fractured right hand. Such injuries usually carry multiple-week recovery timetables, so Hernangomez should have his best opportunity of the season to draw steady playing time in the frontcourt. It's worth noting, however, that coach James Borrego hinted after Tuesday's practice that Frank Kaminsky and Bismack Biyombo could see more run at the position when an outside-shooting or defensive-minded presence, respectively, is needed down low, so Hernangomez may not match the 26.2 minutes per game Zeller averaged throughout December. That said, even if Hernangomez can get to 20 minutes most outings, it might be enough for him to challenge for consistent double-double production.

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