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Juancho Hernangomez delighted to arrive at Spurs and to meet again… Jakob Poeltl | NBA

Freshly arrived in San Antonio following a triangle exchange also involving Boston and Denver, Juancho Hernangomez will benefit from a new opportunity to show himself in Texas after having had a complicated experience with the Celtics.

Post 3/4 said he was notified of his transfer by his brother Willy Hernangomez from the Pelicans as he returned from a dinner party without his phone.

“It’s a crazy story. I was at dinner Tuesday night and didn’t have my phone because someone took it from me after the Philadelphia game. “, he said. “He would say something like, ‘Good luck with your new team. It’ll be super’. I replied, ‘What? Where am I transferred?’. He then told me that it was San Antonio. I was super happy, it’s a great opportunity for me”.

Boston, a quickly digested failure

Arriving in Boston at the start of the season from Minnesota, Juancho Hernangomez was never really integrated into Ime Udoka’s rotation. An exchange was then the best possible outcome for him. He therefore leaves the Celtics without regret.

“It was a difficult time”, he added. “I feel like I could have helped the team. I was ready for this opportunity, I was really excited to play for Boston, but it didn’t work out the way everyone thought it would. But no regrets. It’s like that. I tried to help young people. They have a lot of talent. I tried to be a good teammate and do everything I could. It was a great experience, in a great group, very talented but it was not the right time for me. There was no room for me”.

Like his brother, Juancho Hernangomez has had ups and downs in his NBA career. In San Antonio, all the counters will be reset and it will be up to him to show the leaders of the Celtics that they were wrong to let him slip away.

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At Spurs, he finds a player he remembers having met ten years ago, when he was then playing for Estudiantes: Jakob Poeltl.

“I met him when we were 16. I was playing with Estudiantes, and he came to try out in our team. I said to my coach: ‘Coach, we have to bring him here to try to win the national under-18 championship’. But he went to the United States to study and now we are together. He did a good job. He knows how to play basketball. It’s gonna be fun”, he concluded after playing his first minutes in his new colors against Brooklyn.

Juancho Hernangomez Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2016-17 DEN 62 14 45.1 40.7 75.0 0.7 2.3 3.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.2 4.9
2017-18 DEN 25 11 38.7 28.0 83.3 0.7 1.4 2.2 0.5 1.0 0.2 0.4 0.1 3.3
2018-19 DEN 70 19 43.9 36.5 76.7 0.9 2.9 3.8 0.8 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 5.8
2019-20 * All Teams 48 17 40.5 34.1 62.0 0.9 3.2 4.1 0.8 1.3 0.4 0.7 0.2 6.0
2019-20 * DEN 34 12 34.5 25.0 64.0 0.7 2.1 2.8 0.7 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.2 3.2
2019-20 * MIN 14 29 45.3 42.0 60.9 1.4 5.9 7.3 1.3 2.5 1.0 1.0 0.3 12.9
2020-21 MIN 52 17 43.5 32.7 61.9 0.9 3.1 3.9 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.5 0.1 7.2
2021-22 BOS 18 5 18.5 16.7 66.7 0.5 0.9 1.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.1
Total 275 16 42.4 34.6 69.2 0.8 2.6 3.4 0.6 1.1 0.4 0.5 0.2 5.4

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