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It was no secret Hernangomez was seeking a trade (or at least his representatives were), hoping for the chance at more minutes after such a promising rookie season in the Big Apple. Charlotte is sending back Johnny O'Bryant and second-round picks in 2020 and 2021, per Charania.

The New York Knicks have agreed to trade disgruntled center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hernangomez's representatives recently had informed Knicks officials that he wanted to be traded, seeking a team in which Hernangomez could continue his development as a young National Basketball Association center. In 36 games this season, the native of Cleveland, MS is averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.5 minutes a night.

As a rookie, Hernangomez played in 72 games, started in 22, and averaged 8.2 points and 7 rebounds per game.

Kyle O'Quinn: With Porzingis down, it was possible that the Knicks would go in for a youth movement in which Hernangomez could have taken more of his minutes.

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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.

"We're excited to add a player of Willy's caliber to our team", said Cho. I love playing with KP. He was originally an early-second round selection of the Philadelphia 76ers.

New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez didn't waste time in expressing his desire for a trade out of the organization this week as the deadline approaches.

Hernangomez had requested a trade, but this move not only appeases him but shaves off $1.5 million from the Knicks' cap for next season. He was averaging 4.8 PPG and 2.6 RPG for the team this year.

As for O'Bryant, he's joined the Hornets mid-season a year ago on a 10-day contract.


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