Willy Hernangomez was All-Rookie 1st team last year. We all know it was a weak class, but still, dudes just don’t get that accolade by being pure unplayable trash. But that’s what the Knicks, and now the Hornets, think he is now. What’s the deal? Did he regress majorly over the offseason, or was he never good in the first place, or is he being unfairly held down by incompetent teams? What if it was a combination of all three? Oh dear! We’d never figure things out in that case. Might as well ship him back to Spain as part of their satisfaction guaranteed policy that comes with every one of their products.
He’s at least in a slightly better position than his brother Juan, who gets to sit in a suit and pretend like he’s not a way better fit for the Nuggets than Paul Millsap.
I don’t even care that Willy scored all 17 of his points in the first half then did nothing as the Hornets ended up losing yet again. I’m just happy that he went out there and did real stuff in non-garbage time. He bamboozled Joel Embiid a couple of times, which sounds impressive but really isn’t, but it also maybe is a little bit. Nice footwork, anyway.