The Toronto Raptors confirmed this Thursday the signing of the Spanish power forward Juancho Hernangómez, who recently premiered as an actor in the movie "Hustle".
Hernangómez, who signed a one-year commitment, will thus join his sixth NBA team since being selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 15th pick in the 2016 Draft.
The 26-year-old Spanish national team power forward was a free agent after the Utah Jazz did not execute his option to renew him for $7,3 million.
Utah was one of the three franchises, along with the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs, in which the Spaniard played last season, with modest averages of 3,3 points and 2,5 rebounds.
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Spanish gained greater popularity in the United States following the premiere in June of the movie "Hustle" (Claw) on Netflix, produced among others by LeBron James.
In the film, Hernangómez plays the role of Bo Cruz, a street basketball player in Spain who is discovered by an NBA scout played by Adam Sandler.
love you all pic.twitter.com/4PVY5iF3Gt- Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) May 10, 2022