It’s now obvious that the New York Knicks are working on possibly trading Willy Hernagomez.
First of all, let’s put aside the fact that Tiuesday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks was a night to forget with injuries to Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Enes Kanter.
One of the most interesting things went down during the second half when the Knicks were getting blown out.
With Porzingis and Kanter already out, it would have made sense for the Knicks to give Willy Hernagomez more playing time. But they didn’t.
With the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, we can only guess that they didn’t want to risk him getting injured.
It's an 86-69 blowout with 7:24 left and Hornacek won't put in Willy Hernangomez. Kanter's in. Don't want to risk getting him hurt if they decide to move him. What a franchise.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) February 7, 2018
The Knicks finally put Hernagomez in the game with under two minutes left, when the game was decided and the chances of him getting injured went way down.
Willy Hernangomez is about to enter what may his final game as a Knick.
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) February 7, 2018
Marc Berman of the New York Post mentioned on Tuesday that the only way the Knicks will trade Hernagomez is if they can get a first round pick or promising young player in return.
The Knicks’s next game isn’t until Thursday night, so with the trade deadline going down at 3pm eastern time on Thursday, Hernagomez may have played his last game for New York.
Update: Knicks are trading Hernagomez to the Hornets.