Willy Hernangomez is like the perfect, cost-effective mix of Aron Baynes and Damian Jones. Given the Warriors budget issues, they don’t be looking to add players that cost above the league minimum.
Hernangomez, after four seasons in the league, shouldn’t be asking for too much. This past season with the Hornets, he averaged 6.1 points on 53% from the floor. He also made 0.2 threes per game on 22.7% from deep.
Both Jones and Hernangomez’s numbers don’t quite paint a great picture for a potential addition. Rest assured, their size and then Hernangomez’s ability to space the court, although not overly efficiently, should be a reason they are, at the very least, looked at.
Per 36 minutes, Hernangomez averaged over 18 points and 12.9 rebounds. Believe it or not, but reigning Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert averages just 1.4 more rebounds and almost three points fewer per 36.
Hernangomez has the potential. So far, it’s just relatively untapped.
All three could prove to assist the Warriors in what should inevitably be another playoff run during the 2020-2021 season.