NBA: Juancho Hernangmez, on his way to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a megatraspass of more than ten players among four NBA franchises | NBA 2019




Juancho, in a game with the Nuggets.

Juancho Hernangmez be the second Spanish player in the history of the NBA in playing in Minnesota Timberwolvesafter Ricky Rubio. The Spanish forward, so far in the Denver Nuggets, is part of a megatraspass between four franchises in the league that involves more than ten players. According to ESPN, those teams are the Nuggets, the Timberwolves, the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks and the most important players of the same, the pvot Clint Capela and the eave Robert Covington.

According ESPN, as will be the transfer:

Houston Rockets receives: Robert Covington and Jordan Bell (from MIN) and a second round of the 2024 draft (from ATL)

Minnesota Timberwolves receives: Juancho Hernangmez and Malik Beasley (from DEN), the first round of Brooklyn 2020 (from ATL), Evan Turner (from ATL) and Jarred Vanderbilt (from Denver)

Atlanta Hawks receives: Clint Capela and Nene Hilario (from HOU).

Denver Nuggets receives: The first round of HOU 2020, Shabazz Napier (from MIN), Keita Bates-Diop (from MIN), Noah Vonleh (from MIN) and Gerald Green (from MIN)

In short, it is the transfer with more players in the last 20 years of NBA, since the trade that sent Patrick Ewing to the Seattle SuperSonics from the New York Knicks. And it could be even bigger, because the Rockets still have salary flexibility to add contracts worth 12 million.

The change can be positive for Juancho, which can sign a multi-annual contract next summer and that in a Timberwolves in full reconstruction you can find the space that has been missing in a rotation as wide as that of the Nuggets. l and his partner BeasleyExcept for surprise, they must sign the multi-year contracts that Denver cannot offer because of lack of salary space. All in Wolves that keep Karl-Anthony Towns already Andrew Wiggins, and they are still looking for ways to get hold of D'Angelo Russell, of the Warriors. The worst thing for the Spanish is that in the middle of February it passes from the third best team of the Western Conference (35-16), finalist of the West last year, to the second worst team of the conference (15-34).

Atlanta finally get the pvot that has been looking for so long. A Capela, 25, who must bring the intimidation that one of the most disappointing teams of the season needed. Excelsos in attack, with Bring Young and John Collins, the main problem of the Georgia franchise was on the defensive plot. Capela, who averages 13.9 points and 13.8 rebounds, manages to cover that defect.

The Rockets they lose their pvot holder, but the idea of ​​the technician Mike D'Antoni is to play a sper-small-ball with the wing-pvot PJ Tucker as '5' of the team, with James Harden and Russell Westrbook Like stars Something that has already tried, successfully, in the last week. According to the analysis website 'Elias Sports Bureau', the meeting that the Rockets played against the Mavericks a few days ago was the first in which a team plays an entire match without using a player over 1.98 meters since 1963.

The Houston future It can be complicated. Management has given everything for the present. And “everything” is “everything.” Among the transfers for which they have achieved Russell Westbrook and Covington, they have had to give way to Chris Paul, Capela, the first round of 2020, 2024 and 2026, and the exchange of the first rounds of 2021 and 2023.

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