Willy Hernangómez

Real Madrid big man Willy Hernangomez stated today that his will is too stick around with his current team rather than going to the NBA next summer, when his contract expires. «I’ve read some stuff in the media and I’d like to say I’m happy where I am right now. I’ve said it a lot of times: I’d love to stay at Real Madrid to be able to win championships and improve as a player», Hernangomez said.

Despite having limited minutes at Real Madrid and Kristaps Porzingis PR campaign, the 21-year-old center seems inclined to renew his expiring contract. Nothing’s set in stone, though. «We’re gonna start negotiating. Right now I’m focused in the games ahead of us, but I do wish to say I am a ‘madridista’ and I’d like to stay», he said.

Hernangomez is averaging 6,7 points and 4,2 rebounds with Real Madrid in just 13 minutes of play.

He was the 35th pick of the last draft, selected by the Sixers. The Knicks gave up two future second-round picks to acquire his NBA rights.