Does the Knicks-Hornets trade free Willy Hernangomez in fantasy?

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An NBA All-Rookie First Team selection in 2016-17, Hernangomez was originally selected by Philadelphia with the 35th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft before having his rights traded to NY. However, Hernangomez had fallen out of the rotation this season despite being called a building block last summer by Knicks management.

The New York Knicks have traded center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets. With the addition of Enes Kanter over the summer, Hernangomez fell out of the Knicks' rotation and is only averaging 9 minutes per game compared to 18 past year. "To be able to do that in NY would be wonderful, everybody knows I love the city, I love the fans".

Sports' Shams Charania, the Knicks have agreed to promising send second-year center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets.

Hernangomez had requested a trade on Monday, looking for more playing time and an increased role.

Now Porzingis is headed for surgery and Hernangomez is on his way to Charlotte.

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"He showed last season that he can contribute when given the opportunity and we believe that the added depth he provides will benefit our frontcourt rotation", Hornets general manager Rich Cho said in a statement.

Through 36 games, O'Bryant is averaging 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 10.5 minutes per game this season.

He played in 72 games a season ago, getting a solid 18.4 minutes per contest and averaging 8.2 points and 7.0 rebounds. He was averaging 4.8 PPG and 2.6 RPG for the team this year.

Taken with the 35th overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and later traded to the Knicks, Hernangomez made his pro debut for the Real Madrid senior team in 2015.

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