Hernangomez appeared in 31 games for the Hornets during the 2019-20 season. He averaged 6.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.2 blocks across 12.1 minutes per game. He shot 53.2 percent from the field, made 0.2 threes per game at 22.7 percent and shot 62.7 percent from the free-throw line. Hernangomez set single-game season highs of 15 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one three-pointer. Hernangomez posted double-digit points eight times, double-digit rebounds three times and multiple assists six times. He also posted at least one steal eight times and at least one block seven times. Plus, he had two double-doubles. Hernangomez's longest streak of double-digit points was three games from Jan. 28 through Feb. 1. During that stretch, he averaged 11.3 points on 8.0 shots, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 18.8 minutes. In the five contests that Hernangomez saw 20-plus minutes, he averaged 10.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists.2018
The 2018-19 season was Willy Hernangomez's first full season with the Charlotte Hornets. Midway through the 2017-18 season, the Knicks traded the big Spaniard to Charlotte, and he appeared in 22 games for the Hornets. For 2018-19, Hernangomez appeared in 58 games for Charlotte, producing 7.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.3 blocks over 14 minutes per contest. Most of that production came from off the bench, as the 6-foot-11 center started in only three of those 58 games. On Mar. 31, Hernangomez scored a season-high 22 points, to go along with five rebounds, in a road loss to the Warriors. The Spaniard delivered four double-doubles during the 2018-19 season. That included a 19-point, 10-rebound effort on Dec. 23 during a road loss to the Celtics. Hernangomez has one more year remaining on his contract. Willy's Hornets finished 39-43 and just missed qualifying for the playoffs.2017
In his second NBA season, Hernangomez served as a reserve big man first for the Knicks and then the Hornets following a February trade. In New York, he appeared in 26 games and averaged 9.0 minutes per night off the bench. The Spaniard would also average 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. Following the trade to Charlotte, Hernangomez saw his playing time increase to 11.9 minutes per night across 22 games, and he picked up one start. He upped his production with the extra time on the court, averaging 6.1 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Hornets. Hernangomez was an effective scorer in both stops, shooting 55.5 percent from the field across all 48 appearances. He also knocked down 41.7 percent of his 3-pointers. Hernangomez scored a season-high 17 points on Mar. 19. He also recorded 10 double-figure scoring performances, with eight of those coming in a Charlotte uniform. Hernangomez also racked up five matchups with 10 or more rebounds, hitting a season-high 12 boards on two different occasions.
June 25, 2015Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round (35th pick) of the 2015 NBA Draft.
July 8, 2016Signed a four-year contract with the New York Knicks
February 7, 2018Traded by the New York Knicks to the Charlotte Hornets for Johnny O'Bryant, a 2020 2nd round draft pick and a 2021 2nd round draft pick.