Monday, 24 September, 2018

NBA Trade Grades: Hornets to snag Willy Hernangomez from Knicks

What NBA teams are valuing as the trade deadline nears Modal Trigger Tyreke Evans has been mentioned in trade talks but many dealing NBA teams have been looking to get more picks. Getty Images
Cassandra Gardner | 09 February, 2018, 03:50

Willy Hernangomez is a solid young player with good potential and definitely won't hurt the Hornets' salary cap. The Knicks are also still trying to trade exiled center Joakim Noah.

The New York Knicks agreed to trade center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Per Charania, the Knicks will receive big man Johnny O'Bryant and two second-round draft picks from the Hornets. The will receive a pair of second-round picks and Johnny O'Bryant in the deal that was agreed to the day before the National Basketball Association trade deadline.

This move saves the Hornets a bit of money this season as they are now $1.9 million under the luxury tax.

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Hernangomez blossomed in his rookie season, ultimately playing in 72 games and averaging 8.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He has played in 36 games for Charlotte this season, averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Hernangomez, 23, had fallen out of the Knicks' rotation this season, playing in just 26 of the team's 55 games and averaging 4.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and nine minutes.

O'Bryant III, 24, is in his fifth National Basketball Association season and second with the Hornets. Due to the fact that he's on an expiring contract, however, it's likely that the Knicks' top priority was acquiring multiple draft picks.

Hernangomez had been in the middle of a wild center logjam after the arrival of Enes Kanter, as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade.

Hernangomez is buddies with Porzingis, having played with the Latvian overseas before joining up in NY. Once a Knick, always a Knick. The real trade here was the two second-round picks. Hernangomez is one of Porzingis' closest friends and predicted Tuesday that Porzingis would be pleased if Hernangomez were sent to another team.

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