When the New York Knicks' wrapped-up the draft earlier in the summer, all eyes seemed to be on their selection of fourth overall pick Kristaps Porzingis. However, the team is hoping for an eventual impact from one of Porzingis' former teammates, Willy Henangomez.
Hernangomez, a 6-foot-11 forward, will play for international powerhouse Real Madrid next season and will represent Spain at EuroBasket 2015.
The biggest advantage to Hernangomez's inclusion to the national team will be the time spent around perennial All-Star Pau Gasol. Knicks' team president Phil Jackson and head coach Derek Fisher have strong ties with Gasol, winning two championships during the their time with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Hernangomez was acquired by the Knicks for two future second-round picks from the Philadelphia 76ers and is expected to come over to the NBA following the 15-16' season.Read more... Join the Conversation...