The New York Knicks still consider Willy Hernangomez part of their future despite not receiving consistent playing time, according to sources. Hernangomez is third on the depth chart at center behind Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn.

“It’s been really hard for me,’’ Hernangomez said.

The Knicks also have Joakim Noah on the roster while Kristaps Porzingis' best position long-term may be center.

“I want to play. I want to play. I really want to be here. I love New York. KP is here. But I want to play," said Hernangomez.

“I’m young, it’s my second year. I have to play to get better. I’ve been working really hard every day. Everything I do I is 100 percent.”

League sources said Hernangomez still has decent trade value.