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Juancho Hernangomez - PF, 6'9, 230
Denver Nuggets - Drafted 15th overall in 2016
       Date of birth: 09/28/1995
       Country: Spain
     Drafted (NBA): 15th pick, 2016
     Out of: Estudiantes (Spain)
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

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.
When: Where:
August 2012 - June 2016 Estudiantes (Spain)
June 2016 - present Denver Nuggets (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Juancho Hernangomez
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.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 30th November 2017

Over the last five games – the only five games all year in which he has received significant minutes – Hernangomez has recorded 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, including getting the start last time out in the absence of Wilson Chandler. This works out to a 16.2 fantasy point average; not huge, certainly, but no other near-minimum-priced fantasy small forward is doing it. Especially since Chandler is out again tonight.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 28th November 2017

Having missed the start of the season with illness, Hernangomez is back and playing, and playing well, if not especially consistently. Nevertheless, he figures to be one of the minute beneficiaries of starting power forward Paul Millsap’s prolonged injury absence, based on his youth, productivity and fairly strong rookie campaign. To add to that, the struggling Wilson Chandler might not even play due to a back injury, enlarging Hernangomez’s role at both forward spots.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 24th November 2017

Regular power forward starter Paul Millsap will be out for a while, and in his absence, Kenneth Faried figured to be the main power forward starter. He was for the first Millsap-less game, at least, yet was then benched for the second Millsap-less game versus Houston in favour of a small ball line-up featuring the dual small forward pairing of Wilson Chandler and Will Barton (to the direct benefit of Hernangomez, who thereby became the primary backup perimeter forward).

However, this line-up did not work. Denver got hosed in that game, trailing by as many as 48 in an eventual 30-point loss, and there is no point following that formula again when that formula emphatically did not work. Chandler, who has been poor all year not helped by injury, was particularly ineffectual as a power forward, moreso than Faried had been in the game prior.

Be they wins or losses, none of Denver’s last six games have been decided by less than 16 points, and the lop-sidedness of these results can show anomalous minute rotations amongst the players, especially the hitherto infrequently used ones. Consistently good, though, has been Lyles, who has barely received a rotation minute all year but has been productive at every opportunity he has had. In the last three games, Lyles has averaged 18 fantasy points. If Faried and Chandler both failed, maybe it is now his turn.

In short, then, while the minutes on any given night of any of the three is in a state of flux, all are good candidates to play more going forward, and all are productive when they do. After all, right now, nobody’s in their way.

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