Hernangomez, 23, had been unhappy with his role in NY, where he averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 9 minutes per game this season.
This is the first of several moves the Knicks are expected to make before tomorrow's trade deadline after star Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL in New York's 103-89 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Willy Hernangomez was drafted 35th overall by the New York Knicks following the 76ers swapping picks in a trade with the Orlando Magic that involved Elfrid Payton, then swapping again with New York.
Despite his close friendship with Porzingis, Hernangomez, 23, has been hoping to be dealt to a new team after struggling to earn playing time with the Knicks this season. He played twice as many minutes per game last season, when he averaged 8.2 points and 7.0 rebounds and was an All-Rookie selection.
Only time will tell if this trade will allow for Noah to rejoin the team as the third center, or if both parties have already grown apart past a point of return. "Whatever happens, I'm ready for it".
However, offseason maneuvers ultimately relegated Hernangomez to a small supporting position behind Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn. I love playing with KP.
Per Charania, the Knicks will receive big man Johnny O'Bryant and two second-round draft picks from the Hornets. He is only owed $1.4 million this year, $1.5 million next season and his $1.7 million salary for the 2019-20 season is non-guaranteed.
Those numbers translated to tremendous marks of 16.0 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4.6 offensive boards, and 2.6 assists per 36 minutes. He also has played for the Denver Nuggets.