The Knicks will be without Enes Kanter as they visit the Hawks on Friday night due to back spasms, via ESPN's Ian Begley.
With Kanter being out, Begley reckons that Willy Hernangomez will assume most of Kanter's vacant minutes, giving the second-year center a great chance to play his way back into the rotation.
Kanter, a fast fan favorite in New York after refusing to back down to LeBron James, is averaging 13.6 points and a career-high 10.2 rebounds per game this season. The center has always been known for his offensive prowess, though has improved on his rebounding and defense this season.
Hernangomez has appeared in just nine games this season, averaging eight minutes per appearance, after impressing last season. Hernangomez played with Kristaps Porzingis in Europe before each came to the Knicks in separate seasons, and their chemistry was evident in Hernangomez's first season. He'll look to regain form against the Hawks in Kanter's absence.