|Rights: Be A nor GM||HT: 6-11|
|Jersey: 9||WT: 250|
|DOB: 5/27/1994||Age: 27|
|Sal: $.00M||Inj: No Injury|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =0.00 PPG=0.00 RPG=0.00 BLKPG=0.00|
|Contract Status: FA - Free Agent|
|Willy Hernangomez: Staying in New Orleans|
Hernangomez agreed Friday to a three-year contract to remain with the Pelicans, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The Scoop: Hernangomez played a depth role at center last season for the Pelicans, though he started 12 games as well. The center appeared in 47 contests and averaged 7.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.0 minutes and has been no stranger to putting up great per-minute numbers. He should occupy a similar role in 2021-22. Jonas Valanciunas is the Pelicans' new starting center, and he'll presumably be backed up by Jaxson Hayes most of the time. However, there will be opportunities for Hernangomez to secure the true backup center role if Hayes' development remains stalled.
Aug 6 9:06 ET