Panathinaikos BC Adds Juancho Hernangómez

Panathinaikos BC announces the signing of Juancho Hernangómez (27, 2.06 meters) on a two years contract.

Hernangómez is a basketball player, born on September 28, 1995 in Madrid, Spain. He is a power forward who last played for Toronto Raptors of the NBA.

Juan’s first professional career started with CB Estudiantes. He signed his first professional contract in 2012. He competed with their second team for two years, after which he was promoted to the main team. From 2015 to 2016, he averaged 9.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 34 games. For that season, he was named the ACB Best Young Player.

On April 26, 2016, Hernangómez was named in the international early entry candidates list for the 2016 NBA draft. He was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 15th overall pick.[7] On August 9, 2016, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Nuggets. On February 13, 2017, he scored a season-high 27 points to go with a season-best 10 rebounds in a 132–110 win over the Golden State Warriors.

On February 5, 2020, Hernangómez was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves and on August 25, 2021, Hernangómez and Jarrett Culver were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Patrick Beverley. On September 15, he was traded to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Kris Dunn, Carsen Edwards and the right for a 2026 second-round pick swap.

On January 19, 2022, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs in a three-team trade involving the Denver Nuggets, sending Bol Bol and PJ Dozier to Boston and Bryn Forbes to Denver.

On February 9, 2022, Hernangómez was traded to the Utah Jazz in a three-team trade.

In July, 2022, Juancho signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Raptors.

His senior Spain national team major tournament debut was at the EuroBasket 2017. Hernangomez averaged 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.7 blocked shots in 19.7 minutes per game.[23] Spain finished in third place, winning the bronze medal.

In June 2018, Hernangomez won the gold medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Hernangómez and Spain won a surprising gold medal at EuroBasket 2022. In the final against France, Hernangómez scored 27 points including seven three-pointers to guide Spain to a convincing win. He was third on the team in scoring (12.8 points per game) and third in rebounding as well (5.0 per game).