NBA Purgatory is a depressing state of existence where an NBA team and their fanbase have nothing to root for: the team is neither good enough for contendership, nor bad enough for the highly revered “youth movement” (re: The Process.)
Luckily for the Charlotte Hornets, they can fast forward through another dreaded 28-54 season of irrelevance and start the rebuild process immediately. Kemba Walker, the diminutive two time all-star who is Kirkland Signature Steph Curry, hits the free agent market this summer. (He will almost assuredly sign with the LA Clippers and lead them to 33 win seasons until Doc Rivers croaks.) Why not just trade him now and build around your real franchise player?
Who is this budding superstar, you may be asking? Is it Malik Monk or Miles Bridges? Neither. It’s Willy Hernangomez, the 24 year old Spanish center. But don’t get it twisted. He’s a young 24. Continue reading “All hail Spanish Nick Collison!”