Willy Hernangomez, born on May 27, 1994), native of Madrid, Spain, is a Spanish professional basketball player who serves as a center and plays for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.
Location: C-F (No. 9)
Height: 2.11 meters / 6 feet 11
Weight: 113 kg/250 lbs
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Draft: No. 5 pick in the second round of 2015
Hernangomez began his basketball career in the Spanish Basketball League. In 2015, he participated in the first round of the NBA draft with the 35th overall pick and was selected by the Philadelphia 73rs and then traded to the New York Knicks. The Knicks and Hornets were selected to the All-Rookie First Team in the 2016-17 season. Hernangomez is a tall center with high basketball IQ, excellent insight, low offensive ability, and can step back to complete mid-range shots, but lacks mobility, flexibility and strength, and limited defensive ability . On November 30, 2020, Hernangomez signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.