When it comes to movies, the first thing that comes to mind are sequels. Well, maybe not the first thing, but it’s up there. A lot of movies are ruined when the sequels come out. Sometimes one excellent movie is exhausted into far too many parts. Then there is the nostalgic sequel, and sometimes even the nostalgic remake. We are witnessing that with Mary Poppins. A great movie is being remade with modern technology and modern twists. How about that for current events! The anticipation of those who saw the original is mounting and the hype surrounding the film has the attention of newcomers as well. That is how I feel about Willy Hernangomez.

Free Willy (2.0)! We’re here again with the decision that could make or break a season. As a Knicks fan, I had a lot of hope for Hernangomez, so part of me feels the need to follow his story closely. Once thought of as the future alongside Kristaps Porzingis, Willy was an offensive force, but a terrible defender, and those traits quickly forced him out of town. In come the Hornets and their “stacked” front court. All of a sudden there’s a logjam at the center position. That is a problem that is being fixed as we speak. Cody Zeller is out for 4-6 weeks after breaking his hand. Bismack Biyombo has been getting the “honorary start” most nights since then. Frank Kaminsky is a non-factor. Then comes Willy. He’s been playing anywhere from 16-24 minutes so far, but the kicker is, that’s enough time for him to cash in a double-double. When Willy has played over 15 minutes this season he has gotten you either double digit points or rebounds. Pushing 20 minutes a night could lead to more fantasy goodness. I’m hoping this is a sequel that goes down in history as better than the original.

  1. Peter says:

    Hey Mel,
    Would really appreciate your advice. Do I trade KAT for Jokic? I feel like KAT is the better players but Jokic has the best playoff schedule. What do you think?
    10 team 9 cat h2h

    Currently tied at 1st place. Punting FT
    Thad Young
    Gary Harris
    Larry Nance
    Josh Hart
    IL: Levert

    Thank you!

    • Mel

      Mel says:

      @Peter: it’s Jokic for me. No clue how PT plays out in minny now. Jokic will have more clunkers but I don’t think KAT plays 38 a night going forward out of the Thibs system. He played 24 minutes tonight in a win, jokic Trip-dub’d

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