The Knicks are in the process of finalizing a trade with the Hornets that would send center Willy Hernangomez to Charlotte, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). According to Charania (via Twitter), the Knicks will receive Johnny O’Bryant and a pair of second-round picks in the deal. A second-round pick in 2015, Hernangomez signed his first NBA contract with the Knicks in the summer of 2016 and played 72 games (22 starts) during the 2016/17 campaign. He averaged a respectable 8.2 PPG and 7.0 RPG for New York in just 18.4 minutes per contest in his rookie year, and appeared to be one of the promising young building blocks for the franchise. This season, however, the arrival of Enes Kanter and the strong play of Kyle O’Quinn have resulted in a significantly reduced role for Hernangomez, who has averaged just 9.0 MPG in 26 contests.
Knicks, Hornets Finalizing Willy Hernangomez Trade
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