1. Juancho Hernangomez
Much has been written about a player fresh off bouncing between three different teams and averaging just over three points per game, but that’s what happens when you suddenly become an actor in one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the summer. Make no mistake, Bo Cruz has steak to back up his sizzle.
Hernangomez, who led Spain to a Eurobasket championship on the back of the same shooting skill that Toronto coveted in free agency, could thrive in a situation where the coaching staff believes in him. Toronto will be his sixth team in six years, which is not ideal from a developmental point of view.
Juancho Hernangomez could positively impact the Toronto Raptors.
Hernangomez is almost assuredly making the team due to his guaranteed deal. The Raptors wouldn’t have given him that deal if they weren’t absolutely confident in his ability to space the floor and be an offensive piece teams need to worry about. At his best, Juancho is a reliable bench presence.
Hernangomez faces a very difficult road to consistent playing time thanks to the seemingly endless supply of 6-8 premium athletes that Masai Ujiri continues to materialize out of thin air. However, Hernangomez has the chance to play so well that Toronto is left with no choice but to play him.