2. Juancho Hernangomez
Hernangomez is coming to Toronto with a ton to prove, as he didn’t end last season on the best note. After shuffling between three teams, the Raptors gave the NBA’s top stage and screen star another chance at showing off his unique blend of offensive skills for a team with playoff aspirations.
Like Banton, Juancho has been highlighted by Nurse thanks to a strong start to life as a Raptor. While a far cry from a dominant player that will totally change the scope of how the team operates, Juancho might finally get the chance to contribute to a championship contender thanks to his shooting skill.
Juancho Hernangomez is standing out for the Toronto Raptors.
It’s easy to forget that Hernangomez just turned 27 years old on Wednesday. This is just his sixth season in the NBA, yet Juancho will be playing for his sixth different team. With a lack of structure and coaching consistency, Hernangomez has been unable to get the most out of his talent.
Considering that Hernangomez is now a leading man in Hollywood and fresh off leading Spain to a Eurobasket title, it’s hard to come into a season with as much momentum as he had. Time will tell if that translates to on-field performance, but it seems like he has wasted no time in showing the Raptors he’s not messing around.