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.