Juancho Hernangomez
Juancho Hernangomez
26-Year-Old ForwardF
Boston Celtics
GTD
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 10/1/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Hernangomez was traded twice this summer before finally landing with the Celtics. He joins a Boston team eager to overhaul a woefully unproductive bench unit. Hernangomez will now fight Grant Williams for backup minutes behind All-Star Jayson Tatum. The 6-foot-9 forward might add some much-needed shooting to the second unit. The four-year veteran shot only 32.7 percent from behind the arc last year, but hit an impressive 42.0 percent from three in 2019-20. But it's doubtful that Hernangomez ever sees the 29.4 minutes per game he experienced in 2019-20 with Minnesota. As he enters his age-26 season, the upside once seen in his game has dissipated. The competition from Grant Williams for the back-up four spot will probably be meager. Look for 14-17 minutes per game from Hernangomez with matching modest counting stats across the board. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $13.48 million contract with the Timberwolves in November of 2020. Traded to the Grizzlies in August of 2021. Traded to the Celtics in September of 2021. Contract includes $7.52 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Juan Alberto "Juancho" Hernangomez Geuer was born in 1995 in Madrid, Spain. His mother, Margarita Geuer Draeger, played basketball professionally in Spain and represented the nation in international competition, winning a gold medal at the 1993 European Championship. His father, Guillermo, also played professionally in Spain in the 1980s and early '90s. Juancho's brother Willy, was a second round pick of the 76ers in 2015, and is still in the Association. His younger sister, Andrea, is also an aspiring pro player. Juancho played on three different youth teams: CB Las Rozas, Real Madrid and Club Baloncesto Majadahonda. Hernangomez has been a member of Team Spain for multiple international events, including winning a gold medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. Follow Juancho on Instagram and Twitter @juanchiviris41.

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In addition to coming up through the ranks of Spanish basketball, Hernangomez represented the country on the international stage before coming to the NBA. He played in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in 2013. In 2015, he played in the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and provided 14.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. He also served as a practice player for the senior Spanish national team for EuroBasket 2015. Professionally, the 6-foot-9 forward joined Real Madrid in 2012. He spent two seasons with the second team. Hernangomez moved up to the senior team for the final two seasons in the ACB. In 2015-16, he was named the ACB Best Young Player after averaging 9.7 points and 5.7 rebounds over 34 games. In April 2016, the forward made himself available for the NBA Draft as an early-entry candidate and was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 15th overall pick.

Dealt to Boston
FBoston Celtics
Shoulder
September 3, 2021
Hernangomez (shoulder) was dealt to the Celtics on Friday in exchange for Kris Dunn, Carsen Edwards and a 2026 second-round pick swap, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Hernangomez was initially dealt from the Wolves to the Grizzlies, but he's been re-routed to the Celtics. With the Celtics, he'll provide extra depth at forward for a team that looked thin at points last season. He might not be an every-game player, but he offers an alternative to Grant Williams.
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2020

In his first full season with the Timberwolves, Hernangomez played in 52 games and averaged 17.3 minutes. He scored a career-high 7.2 points per game on 43.5 percent shooting from the field and 32.7 percent from three. The 2016 first-round pick scored a season-high 25 points in a start against the Nuggets, his former team, on Jan. 5. On the night, he made 10 of his 14 field goal attempts, including 5-for-8 from three. He also added eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block. In six starts, the 25-year-old averaged 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds on 45.8 percent shooting from the field, 37.0 percent from three and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line. The fifth-year forward grabbed four-plus rebounds in 28 games, including a season-high nine twice. The first nine-rebound performance came on Mar. 26 against the Rockets when Hernangomez also scored 19 points. The second nine-rebound performance came on April 5 against the Kings when he added 17 points. Per 36 minutes, the six-foot-nine forward averaged 15.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals.

2019

Hernangomez began his fourth NBA season with the Denver Nuggets. He saw 12.4 minutes per game in 34 appearances for the Nuggets, averaging 3.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. Against the Grizzlies on Nov. 17, Hernangomez went for 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and a block in 29 minutes. On Feb. 4, he was traded to the Timberwolves as part of a package that also brought Malik Beasley to Minnesota. Hernangomez was immediately inserted into the Timberwolves' starting lineup, and he started the final 14 games before the season was suspended on Mar. 11. Hernangomez scored in double-figures in nine of his first 11 games in Minnesota, averaging 13.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal in that span. Against the Magic on Feb. 28, Hernangomez posted season-highs in points (18), rebounds (13), and assists (five), while also adding two steals and a block in 31 minutes. He matched that point total in the final game of the season (Mar. 10 at HOU), adding 10 boards and a steal. In 14 games with Minnesota, Hernangomez averaged 12.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steal per contest.

2018

Juancho Hernangomez took a significant leap forward in 2018-19, his third NBA campaign. Entrusted with additional playing time (19 minutes per game compared to 11 the prior season), Hernangomez set career-highs in points (5.8), rebounds (3.8) and assists (0.8) per game. He played at least 30 minutes on 15 occasions, highlighted by a 40-minute game against the Hawks on Dec. 8. Juancho was efficient, shooting from the field (44 percent) while nailing 36.5 percent from downtown. He also shot at least 75 percent (76.7) from the line for a third consecutive season. Hernangomez also chipped in nearly a steal-plus-block (0.7) per game for good measure. He scored in double figures on six separate occasions in the month of November, including 20-plus points three different times. Over the course of a 25-game stretch from Nov. 1 to Dec. 26, Hernangomez averaged 12 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest. Included in that stretch was a monster 27-point, 13-rebound effort against the Spurs the night after Christmas. The 2016 No. 15 overall selection has proven to be a deep threat who can contribute in a variety of areas.

2017

Juancho Hernangomez started three of the 25 games he appeared in with the Denver Nuggets during the 2017-18 campaign. After playing 62 games as a rookie the previous season, the 6-foot-9 forward dealt with a handful of injuries and illnesses in his second year. He averaged 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 38.7 percent. Hernangomez's best stretch came during his eight games in November, as the Spaniard averaged 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds on 37.8 percent shooting during that span. His 11 points on Nov. 20 against the Sacramento Kings were his best effort of the entire season, but the 22-year-old also pulled down season-high 10 rebounds on Nov. 28 against the Utah Jazz. Hernangomez appeared in just 11 games from the beginning of December through the end of February. He missed 29 games during that span. Even when he was in the lineup, it was clear that Hernangomez wasn't playing at 100 percent, explaining the slight drop-off from his rookie numbers.

2016

The 15th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Hernangomez appeared in 62 games for the Nuggets as a rookie. He averaged 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.6 minutes of run. Hernangomez hit 45.1 percent of his field goals, including 40.7 percent from beyond the arc. He scored his first NBA points Nov. 3 in Minnesota. He made his first NBA start in a Nov. 23 loss to the Jazz, playing 28 minutes and posting nine points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks. In a Feb. 13 win over Golden State, Hernangomez hit six three-pointers and scored a season-high 27 points to go with 10 rebounds and two assists. He registered 10 boards again on March 8 against the Wizards.

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Hernangomez began the 2019-20 season as a member of the Nuggets, seeing a small role of 12.4 minutes per game in 34 appearances. However, his role increased once he was dealt to the Timberwolves, and he had a great stretch to end the season. Across his final 14 appearances, Hernangomez averaged 12.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting from the field and made 2.1 threes per game at 42.0 percent. He was also strong on the glass, grabbing 7.3 boards per game with the Wolves across 29.4 minutes. The 25-year-old re-upped during the offseason, signing a two-year, $13.5 million deal with Minnesota. It appears he'll be the starting power forward, so it wouldn't be surprising if he put up similar numbers in 2020-21 as he did during the latter half of last season.
After going through a sophomore slump in 2017-18, Hernangomez bounced back last season to have the most productive year of his young career. He appeared in 70 games last year for Denver, making 25 starts, and averaged a career-high 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds across 19.4 minutes per game while shooting 36.5 percent from behind the arc. The issue for Hernangomez heading into his fourth season is that his role doesn't have much room to expand with the Nuggets not only bringing all of its personnel from last season back but adding some key pieces to the frontcourt rotation. Beyond the potential for Michael Porter to make his NBA debut after missing all of his rookie season with a back injury, Denver also traded for Jerami Grant this offseason, who will surely play a significant frontcourt role off the bench. As a result, Hernangomez's minutes as a role player likely will not increase. If anything, he will likely see a dip in usage based on the makeup of the team's roster heading into the start of the season.
Between injuries and an illness, Hernangomez only appeared in 25 games for the Nuggets last season. He didn't look quite right when he played, seeing most of his stats regress from a rookie campaign where he shot 46-of-113 (40.7 percent) from beyond the arc. However, much of that could be chalked up to him presumably playing at less than 100 percent. Wilson Chandler being traded away to Philadelphia opens up some frontcourt minutes, but it will still be difficult for Hernangomez to find significant run at power forward (his primary position) with Paul Millsap still around.
Hernangomez showed some glimpses of brilliance last season, as he averaged 12.0 points per game in the 11 games he played at least 24.0 minutes. That was emphasized by a 27-point, 10-rebound performance in February, in which Hernangomez set fire against the Golden State Warriors. He went 6-of-10 from three-point range in that blowout win, which is where Hernangomez really shows his versatility. At 6'9”, Hernangomez went 46-of-113 from long distance for the season, which is an impressive mark since he played under 14.0 minutes per game. Things really opened up for Hernangomez too, as he should see an uptick in playing time with Danilo Gallinari leaving to play for the Clippers. He'll likely compete with Will Barton for minutes at small forward behind Wilson Chandler, though he could see some time at power forward as well despite the crowded depth chart. At just 21-years-old, Hernangomez should still be on the rise and with in increase in playing time in store following the departure of Gallinari, he should see a bump in production across the board.
Hernangomez, 21, spent last season in Spain before being selected by the Nuggets with the 15th overall pick in the draft. At 6-foot-9, Hernangomez has the size to fill both forward spots, but he still has plenty of room to add weight and is probably best suited to play power forward while he adjusts to the NBA three-point line. Just how much he'll play remains to be seen, though, as he joins a Nuggets roster flush with depth at virtually every position. Hernangomez will have to compete for minutes with fellow versatile talents Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, as well as Darrell Arthur and Kenneth Faried. As a result, 2016-17 projects to be mostly a developmental year for Hernangomez, making him an interesting commodity largely only in dynasty formats.
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Headed to Memphis
FMemphis Grizzlies
Shoulder
August 17, 2021
Hernangomez (shoulder) was traded to the Grizzlies from the Timberwolves on Tuesday along with Jarrett Culver in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Blocked from Olympics play
FMinnesota Timberwolves
Shoulder
July 24, 2021
Minnesota blocked Hernangomez from playing in the Olympics for Spain over concerns about a shoulder injury, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Available Tuesday
FMinnesota Timberwolves
May 11, 2021
Hernangomez (quadriceps) is available Tuesday against the Pistons, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
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Questionable Tuesday
FMinnesota Timberwolves
Quadriceps
May 10, 2021
Hernangomez (quadriceps) is questionable for Tuesday's game at Detroit.
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Ruled out Sunday
FMinnesota Timberwolves
Quadriceps
May 9, 2021
Hernangomez (quadriceps) won't play Sunday against the Magic, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.
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