It will take a lot for the New York Knicks to trade Willy Hernangomez.
News broke this past weekend that numerous NBA teams have been contacting the New York Knicks about 23 year-old center Willy Hernangomez.
According to the New York Post, the Knicks are not inclined to trade Hernangomez, unless they get a great player in return. They would much rather move on from Kyle O’Quinn, given the fact that he’s expected to opt out of his contract this summer.
With the Knicks exploring what to do with their four-center glut by the Feb. 8 trading deadline, NBA sources say the club has entertained more inquiries about Willy Hernangomez than any other player on their roster.
The Knicks do not want to give up the 23-year-old Hernangomez — out of the rotation behind starter Enes Kanter and Kyle O’Quinn — unless they get a prime talent in return. So far they haven’t gotten any concrete offers, but teams that have been high on European players in the past have shown the most interest. The Knicks prefer to deal O’Quinn, who likely will opt out of his contract, and they have gotten only mild interest from a few playoff-contending teams who see him as a backup piece.
Moving from O’Quinn makes the most sense and it will be interesting to see how things turn out with the trade deadline only one month away.
With Enes Kanter only being 25 years-old, having him and Hernangomez would give the Knicks a nice one-two punch at center with both O’Quinn and Joakim Noah likely on the way out over the next few years.
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