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Juancho Hernangomez exited the Utah Jazz in late June and is now finalizing a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Canada-based franchise officially added the Spanish power forward Thursday.
Per the press release: “The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have signed forward Juancho Hernangόmez (hair-NAHN-gomez). Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hernangόmez, 6-foot-9, 214 pounds, averaged 3.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 11.1 minutes in 40 appearances (nine starts) last season with Boston, San Antonio and Utah. He shot .415 (44-106) from the field, including .348 (24-69) from three-point range. Hernangόmez scored in double figures three times last year (all with the Jazz), highlighted by a season-best 22 points on April 10 at Portland.
A native of Madrid, Spain, Hernangόmez was picked 15th overall by Denver in the 2016 NBA Draft. He holds career averages of 5.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 15.7 minutes in 297 games (66 starts) with Denver, Minnesota, Boston, San Antonio and Utah. Through six seasons, he is shooting .428 (542-1265) from the field and has posted nine double-doubles. Prior to his time in the NBA, Hernangόmez played professionally in Spain for three seasons with Estudiantes (2013-16).”
Hernangomez, 26, began the season with the Boston Celtics, before moving to the San Antonio Spurs and ultimately the Jazz this past February via a three-team trade. The Spanish forward averaged 6.2 points and 3.5 rebounds over the 17 games he played with the latter team.