Knicks Sign Willy Hernangomez And Mindaugas Kuzminskas

by July 05, 2016

The new-look Knicks continue to take shape as the team has added 2015 second round pick Willy Hernangomez and Lithuanian forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas.

Hernangomez is a 22-year-old, 6-11 center who was teammates with Kristaps Porzingis in Spain. He averaged 6.1 points and 3.4 rebounds with Real Madrid last season. The big man signed a three-year deal with the Knicks.

Kuzminskas is a 26-year-old, 6-9 forward who went undrafted in 2011. He has played for Spain’s Unicaja the last three seasons and averaged 11.1 points in ’15-16.

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The Knicks held the rights to Hernangomez, who was the 35th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.


Hernangomez, 22, has developed into one of Europe’s best young big men, a prospect whose rights the Knicks pushed to acquire in a draft-night deal last year.

Keep up with the latest signings during the July free-agency period by following our 2016 NBA Free Agent Tracker.