Willy Hernangómez


Pelicans hopeful they can re-sign Willy Hernangomez after Tokyo Olympics

Willy Hernangomez was brought in to be the New Orleans Pelicans’ third-string center, but over the final two weeks of the regular season, the 26-year-old Spaniard got to show what he could do in a starting role. With Steven Adams sidelined, Hernangomez started nine of New Orleans’ final 10 games....
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Pelicans' Willy Hernangomez: Scores 10 in start

Hernangomez accumulated 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes during Monday's 123-108 loss to the Warriors. The 26-year-old has now scored double-digit points in three straight games, a span in which he's averaging 11.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals while shooting 65 percent from the field. Hernangomez has started and played well over the past three games with Steven Adams (toe) out of the lineup. Until Adams returns to the lineup, feel free to stream Hernangomez if you need decent points, rebounds and field-goal percentage.
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New Orleans Pelicans: My apologies to Willy Hernangomez

When the New Orleans Pelicans signed Willy Hernangomez this past offseason I personally thought it was a waste of a roster spot. The Pelicans already had two centers in Steven Adams and Jaxson Hayes and were thin on the wing, so I was hoping they would use that roster spot to take a flyer on a guy like Torrey Craig, who also signed for a league minimum deal.

Steven Adams (toe) out Monday, Willy Hernangomez will start for Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams (toe) has been ruled out Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Willy Hernangomez will make the start in place of Adams. In two previous starts, Hernangomez averaged 7.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in 23.0 minutes. Jaxson Hayes should also see a boost off the bench with Adams unavailable.

Steven Adams (ankle) starting in New Orleans' Wednesday lineup, Willy Hernangomez to bench

New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams (ankle) is starting in Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons. Adams will start at five after New Orlean's veteran center missed two straight games with an ankle injury. In an underrated matchup against a Pistons' unit ranked 16th in defensive efficiency, our models project Adams to score 24.0 FanDuel points at the salary of $5,400.

Willy Hernangomez playing with New Orleans' second unit on Wednesday

New Orleans Pelicans center Willy Hernangomez is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Detroit Pistons. Hernangomez will play off New Orleans' bench after Steven Adams was named Wednesday's starter against the Pistons. In a role with the Pelicans' second unit, our models project Hernangomez to score 19.8 FanDuel points on...

Pelicans starting Willy Hernangomez for inactive Steven Adams on Friday

New Orleans Pelicans center Willy Hernangomez is starting in Friday's contest against the Phoenix Suns. Hernangomez will start at center after Steven Adams was ruled out with a right ankle sprain. In a tough matchup against a Phoenix squad ranked seventh in defensive efficiency, our models project Hernangomez to score 22.1 FanDuel points at the salary of $4,400.
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New Orleans Pelicans: Willy Hernangómez is the backup the Pels needed

Willy Hernangómez has embraced an unexpected chance and established himself as Stan Van Gundy’s second center off the New Orleans Pelicans’ bench. It’s often said in the NBA that little-used players have to stay ready regardless of a lack of playing time because they could be called upon at any moment. That’s certainly true for Willy Hernangómez, as the Spanish big man has gone from totally unused early in the season to a key cog in the Pelicans’ rotation.
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Josh Hart, Willy Hernangomez lead Pelicans in rout of Rockets

EditorsNote: corrects spelling of “Jae’Sean” in 3rd graf. Josh Hart and Willy Hernangomez had double-doubles off the bench as the New Orleans Pelicans routed the visiting Houston Rockets 130-101 on Tuesday night. Hart had 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Hernangomez had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Brandon...

Willy Hernangomez capitalizes on opportunity to play vs. Kings

Early in the 2020-21 regular season, as he described the factors behind why New Orleans has become an elite rebounding team, personnel was at the top of Pelicans reserve Willy Hernangomez’s list. “We have beasts out there rebounding the ball,” Hernangomez said, prior to a home game vs. Charlotte, his...