Knicks trade Hernangomez to Hornets

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NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks have traded center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets.

The Knicks will receive second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts, plus forward Johnny O'Bryant in the deal that was agreed to Wednesday, the day before the NBA trade deadline.

Hernangomez was an all-rookie selection last season and had been identified by team management during the summer as an important piece of the Knicks' future. But the Knicks then acquired Enes Kanter from Oklahoma City in the Carmelo Anthony trade and Hernangomez fell to third in the center rotation behind Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn.

The deal comes hours after the Knicks lost All-Star Kristaps Porzingis to a torn ACL.

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