Wolves Sign Juan Hernangomez To Three-Year Deal

NOV. 28: The Timberwolves have made the deal official, per a press release on Saturday.


NOV. 22: After striking a deal with Malik Beasley on Friday, the Timberwolves are now finalizing an agreement with their other key restricted free agent, Juan Hernangomez.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link), Hernangomez will sign a three-year, $21MM contract to remain in Minnesota. The deal will include a third-year team option, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link).

The 15th overall pick in the 2016 draft, Hernangomez spent the first three-and-a-half years of his career in Denver. Although he was a solid part of the Nuggets’ rotation in 2018/19, the 25-year-old saw his minutes cut back in ’19/20 after the team added Jerami Grant. With not enough minutes to go around for Hernangomez and Beasley, they were sent to the Timberwolves at the deadline.

With an increased role, Hernangomez elevated his game after being traded from Denver to Minnesota, averaging 12.9 PPG with a .420 3PT% in 14 contests as the Timberwolves’ starting power forward. That strong finish helped him earn a nice multiyear commitment from the Wolves in free agency.

It’s been an eventful week so far in Minnesota, where the Timberwolves drafted Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 overall pick on Wednesday, agreed to reacquire Ricky Rubio in a trade with the Thunder, and now have secured commitments from their top two free agents.

While most of the top players on the free agent market are now off the board, the Wolves do still have their exceptions available and could make an additional move or two.

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22 thoughts on “Wolves Sign Juan Hernangomez To Three-Year Deal

      • Tatsumaki

        Beasley is a shooting guard, I doubt they start Edwards on bench being 1st overall pick

        • fishy 9 dogs

          I bet they start Edwards at 3. He’s bigger than any other option. Layman will probably play the 4 again this year.

          PG: DLo, Rubio
          SG: Beasley, Okogie
          SF: Edwards, Culver
          PF: Hernangomez, Layman
          C: KAT

          Really talented rotation, just small.

          • masisk33

            And now Ed Davis provides depth at Center. I like this roster. Lots of Options depending on matchups.

        • siggers84

          Could be with the play in tournament. Shouldn’t be too far behind Suns, Pelicans if they can defend better. Maybe Warriors will drop out of playoffs.

          I think it would be just as hard to get into the East now the Hawks are loaded.

    • alonzobass

      Edwards and layman coming off the bench edwards not ready and everyone is going to say wiggins all over again watch its going to be a breakout year for okogie and culver

  1. jaysfordays14

    hernangomez should be a rotation piece.. he will be overextended getting 20+ mpg

  2. mnsportsfan

    now hopefully we go get a forward via trade. juancho would be a really solid backup.

    • fishy 9 dogs

      I’m pretty convinced that we are gonna have to wait for the deadline or next offseason for a good trade. We are set up pretty well for one in the future.

      • siggers84

        Could be with the play in tournament. Shouldn’t be too far behind Suns, Pelicans if they can defend better. Maybe Warriors will drop out of playoffs.

        I think it would be just as hard to get into the East now the Hawks are loaded.

        • alonzobass

          You do not know basketball we are better than Phoenix,dallas and memphis ,they have better coaching. Lil saunders is not n.b.a. caliber coach yet no elite coach wants this position with the wolves but we are a better team they the wolves players just have to go out and prove it.I would take townes over booker,doncic,morant,we are even better than denver there coaches are better than our coaches.We make the playoffs this year Townes is tired of losing,in 2 seasons he is gone if the wolves are not close.

  3. masisk33

    Rubio is in the prime of his career. He should probably start alongside D-LO. I could see Rubio having a career year with this roster. If he comes off the bench and gets 30mpg, he will be 6th MOY

    • siggers84

      Really hope they do this. Don’t think they would have gone for this if it wasn’t in their minds.

  4. Wade Herbers

    Could still be a decent F/c fall into their laps yet…As tams settle their payrolls and look to bail on a contract !!!

  5. KnickerbockerAl

    JHG is a good talent. He plays the 3 and can probably start for TWolves. Good signing

    • masisk33

      I think he would start at the 4 right now. Maybe onto the bench if they trade for Gordon or another, bigger 2-way forward.

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