Report: Knicks’ Hernangomez drawing interest

New York Knicks second year center Willy Hernangomez has only appeared in 17 games this season due to the team’s logjam at the big position and is becoming a hot commodity on the trade block.

According to ESPN New York, several teams are interested in Hernangomez with the Feb. 8 trade deadline approaching. Hernangomez played well in his rookie year, posting averages of 8.2 points and 7.0 rebounds in 72 games.

Per Ian Begley:

“As the February 8 trade deadline approaches, several teams are interested in Knicks center Willy Hernangomez, per ESPN sources. Hernangomez, 23, has had a limited role this season with New York. The opposing teams who have expressed interest in Hernangomez feel that he has value after his promising rookie season in 2016-17.”

Hernangomez has been open about how his lack of playing time is frustrating.

“It’s been really hard for me,” Hernangomez told the New York Post on Dec. 31. “The only thing I know is I work hard every day and try to be ready when they need me. I’m glad to support teammates on the bench because we’re winning now. But it’s been really hard for me. I’ve played 15 games all season. It’s hard. But I’m working hard to be ready. I don’t like my situation. When I have the chance to be on court I’ll try to use it.”