Hernangomez had eight points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, and one assist in 12 minutes during Saturday's 113-112 win over the Heat.
Hernangomez has produced well through the first three games this season, albeit in a modest role. He appears to be firmly ahead of Frank Kaminsky and Bismack Biyombo on the depth chart, as both have been healthy scratches in two of the three tilts thus far. Nevertheless, it will be tough to trust Hernangomez outside of deeper leagues unless he starts seeing 20-plus minutes per night.
Hernangomez provided 16 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, four blocked shots, an assist and a steal across 17 minutes in Tuesday's 122-113 win over the Heat.
Hernangomez was impressive, recording a double-double in only 17 minutes of action. With Dwight Howard's departure, the five spot is Cody Zeller's job to lose, but if Hernangomez keeps posting numbers like these, he'll undoubtedly get his share of minutes.
Hernangomez will come off the bench Tuesday against the Heat, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Hernangomez drew the start Sunday when Cody Zeller was out for rest. He'll resume his usual bench role Tuesday.
Hernangomez drew the start with Cody Zeller getting the night off for rest and finished with the top score on the first unit. The third-year center has gotten the exhibition slate off to a strong start, averaging 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist across the first two games. Hernangomez projects to come off the bench as part of the frontcourt rotation to open the season, but given Zeller's frequent injury problems in recent years, he could see more minutes than anticipated as the campaign unfolds.
Hernangomez will start at center for Sunday's preseason matchup against the Celtics.
The Hornets are giving Cody Zeller the night off for rest, so Hernangomez will pick up the start in his place and could see an expanded workload. Along with Hernangomez, guys like Bismack Biyombo and Frank Kaminsky could be in line for added minutes.
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