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 Monday'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 Xeller's job to lose, but if Hernangomez keeps posting numbers like these, he'll undoubtedly get his share of minutes.
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.
Hernangomez, due to a death in the family, will not play in the remainder of summer league.
Understandably, Hernangomez will leave the team to take personal time. Through four summer league games, he averaged 18.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
Hernangoemez posted 18 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots across 26 minutes in Wednesday's 87-69 Vegas Summer League playoff win over the Warriors.
Henangomex was one of three Hornet frontcourt players to post double-digit scoring in the blowout over the Warriors. He also posted his fourth straight double-double in the summer series, The departure of Dwight Howard could open up more opportunities for the Spaniard, but a lot will depend on how Frank Kaminsky is utilized next season.
Hernangomez scored 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 27 minutes during Monday's 100-80 summer league loss to the Celtics.
The 24-year-old big has dominated the paint for the Hornets' Vegas squad, posting double-doubles in three straight games. Hernangomez won't see this kind of court time in the regular season, though, as he sits at best third on the Charlotte depth chart at center, so despite his impressive summer performances don't expect a big improvement on his career averages (6.9 points, 5.7 boards in 15.2 minutes per game).
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