By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
If a Spanish NBA player wants to return to his home country, Real Madrid and Barcelona will be waiting with open arms. However, 26-years-old Juancho Hernangomez is not eager to return home just yet.
Speaking to “EL PAIS”, the biggest Spanish newspaper, the Jazz free agent, who is also starring in the new Netflix film “Hustle” produced by LeBron James, clarifies that his goal remains to stay in the NBA. “I want to continue in the NBA, I don’t see myself returning to Europe yet”, Hernangomez said in a long interview.
As he explained: “It’s no disrespect to the ACB or the Euroleague, very much the opposite, I don’t see it as a step back in my career. But when they talk about Madrid, Barcelona, CSKA… I don’t care. I’m no supporter of any basketball team. I have spoken to nobody or signed any offer.”
This is an obvious reply to the reports who were linking him during the season both with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Of course, despite not having a secure NBA future yet, Hernangomez also expressed his will to play in the upcoming EuroBasket with Spain.
And he also shared a surprising insight about his time in Boston, where he spent this season until the 19th of January when he was traded to the Spurs. As he said about the NBA finalists: “I wasn’t happy there, it was very hard. There was no communication, I didn’t know what was expected of me. There were many super selfish players and no team building. I lost my love for basketball a bit.”