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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.

January 1, 2019 11:52 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Increased opportunity awaits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez compiled 10 points (2-5 FG, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one steal across 14 minutes Monday in the Hornets' 125-100 win over the Magic.

The stellar per-minute production itself would have been enough to make this a banner night for Hernangomez, but the third-year center now has a clear path to the starting role for the foreseeable future after Cody Zeller fractured his hand during the contest. The Hornets haven't released a timeline for Zeller's return, but he'll more than likely be on the shelf for multiple weeks, paving the way for Hernangomez and Frank Kaminsky to see appreciable upticks in playing time. With that in mind, Hernangomez makes for an appealing speculative pickup in most formats, as he's produced effectively when given extended run. Per 36 minutes this season, Hernangomez is averaging 20.5 points (on 51.4 percent shooting from the field), 13.6 boards, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks.

December 23, 2018 10:16 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Double-doubles in thumping
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez finished with 19 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 23 minutes during Sunday's 119-103 loss to Boston.

Hernangomez came out of nowhere to record his first double-double of the season Sunday. The game was over early which meant the second unit was able to see additional run, something Hernangomez took full advantage of. There is no need to go running to the waivers to grab him after just one performance but he is worth keeping an eye on to see if he can maintain this effort.

December 5, 2018 07:04 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: To come off bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez will come off the bench Wednesday against the Timberwolves.

With Cody Zeller (ribs) back and in the starting five, Hernangomez will resume his usual role off the pine. He's struggled to find minutes lately, however.

December 2, 2018 10:20 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Nears double-double in 14 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez compiled 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and eight rebounds in 14 minutes during Sunday's 119-109 loss to the Pelicans.

Hernangomez drew the start in place of Cody Zeller (ribs), who had been listed as probable but ultimately was ruled out. Hernangomez was a healthy scratch during Friday's matchup with the Jazz, and with a few days off for Zeller to recover for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Hernangomez's minutes could evaporate once again. As a result, he's not exactly a safe option in most leagues, though he has proven his ability to put up decent scoring and rebounding numbers in limited action.

December 2, 2018 04:12 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Starting in place of Zeller
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez will start Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Cody Zeller (ribs) will sit out Sunday, so Hernangomez will be thrust back into the rotation to make a spot start at center. Hernangomez was a DNP on Friday against the Jazz and played only two minutes in the previous game against Atlanta.

November 26, 2018 12:20 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Picks up another DNP-CD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez picked up his second straight DNP-CD in Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Hernangomez missed a game last week with an ankle injury, but he's been available for each of the last two games and has not seen the floor. The third-year center had been seeing regular minutes off the bench over the first month of the season, but for the time being, the Hornets appear to be giving Frank Kaminsky a shot at earning some minutes at center behind Cody Zeller.

November 23, 2018 06:24 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez (ankle) is available Friday against the Thunder.

A sprained right ankle kept Hernangomez from playing Wednesday against the Pacers. Having the day off seems to have helped him recover, and he'll be available Friday.

November 22, 2018 12:33 PM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Deemed probable for Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernangomez (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Thunder.

While the sprained right ankle kept Hernangomez sidelined for Wednesday's 127-109 loss to the Pacers, Frank Kaminsky stepped in as the top backup to starting center Cody Zeller, finishing with 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists. Assuming Hernangomez makes it through Friday's morning shootaround no worse for the wear, he should step back in as the No. 2 center, resulting in Kaminsky's removal from the rotation.

November 21, 2018 11:20 AM
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Not playing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Hornets have downgraded Hernangomez (ankle) to out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

Charlotte decided on Hernangomez's status after he was only able to participate in morning shootaround in a limited fashion, with his sprained right ankle apparently providing too much discomfort. With Hernangomez set to sit out for just the second time all season, Bismack Biyombo or Frank Kaminsky should crack the rotation as the primary backup to starting center Cody Zeller.

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