|30th August, 2012||Spain||Signed a one year contract with Estudiantes Madrid.|
|25th August, 2013||Spain||Re-signed by Estudiantes to a three year contract.|
|2016 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 15th overall by Denver.|
|28th July, 2016||NBA||Signed four year, $9,551,670 rookie scale contract with Denver. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.|
|4th January, 2017||D-League||Assigned by Denver to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.|
|7th January, 2017||D-League||Recalled by Denver from Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.|
|27th September, 2017||NBA||Denver exercised 2018/19 team option.|
|30th October, 2018||NBA||Denver exercised 2019/20 team option.|
|August 2012 - June 2016||Estudiantes (Spain)|
|June 2016 - present||Denver Nuggets (NBA)|
June 29, 2018
SF/PF - 6’9, 230lbs - 22 years old - 2 years of experience
This was a very poor season for Hernangomez. He began the year ill with mono, got his way back in the rotation hoping to build on the momentum he had built up after finishing his rookie campaign well, but never did. Over the course of the season, Trey Lyles rode in and took it away from him. And to that, Juancho had no answer.
Going backwards in virtually all statistical categories, the most obvious regression was in his jump shot. The best part of Hernangomez’s rookie season was the 40.7% three-point shooting he put up on a good volume of attempts, but that disappeared this season. The lack of volume and rhythm due to disjointed minutes will factor, but being billed as a shooter like he always has, the shots will need to go in.
If we write off Hernangomez’s campaign as a lost year and instead look back to the player he was as a rookie, we see a good shooter and floor runner who knows how to get open for shots. That’s about it for now. If he can play small forward full time, the rebounding rate that is a negative as a power forward becomes a positive at the three – not a strong player and struggling with physicality, Hernangomez does at least crash the glass, and a rebounding and shooting three man works if he can defend the perimeter, itself another concern. But if Hernangomez has to join the queue of power forward options, he might struggle to ever be a rotation player for the Nuggets again.
Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale salary remaining. Exercise year four’s option but this will need to start happening for him next season.
June 29, 2017
PF, 6’9 230lbs, 21 years old, 1 year of experience
Shot 40% from three, which is exceptionally rare as a rookie, and looked both athletic and enthused on the defensive end. An enormous amount of shooting fouls speak to the rawness, yet in fully eschewing the mid-range, already having the long range game and attacking the rim when given the ball on the move with a shred of an open lane, he has all the tools for the future and is off to an encouraging start. Needs to get tougher and learn to defend those like himself full time.
Player Plan: Three years of rookie scale salary remaining. Also keep, also play, and also see if he can cement one of the future starting spots. He also might.