The Raptors would hire Juancho Hernangomez

Raptors would hire Juancho Hernangomez

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The Toronto Raptors are reportedly close to signing forward Juancho Hernangomez.

On Tuesday, ESPN reported that the player and the Canadian club would partner for one season.

Hernangomez played for three teams in 2021-22, including the Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz. In 40 games, he averaged 3.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists.

The 26-year-old Spaniard began his NBA career in 2016 -2017, after being a first pick (15th overall) of the Denver Nuggets. After nearly four seasons with that roster, he also played briefly for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Hernangomez has also made a name for himself as an actor recently, having played a role in the movie Hustle, produced notably by LeBron James and Adam Sandler.