Utah Jazz: Juancho Hernangomez contract status

Utah Jazz forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) moves downcourt during the game against the Orlando Magic at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Juancho Hernangomez is not exactly sure what the future holds, and he’s OK with that.

After being traded to the San Antonio Spurs from the Boston Celtics, and spending just two weeks with the Texas team, he was traded again to the Utah Jazz on Feb. 9. But Hernangomez was not a featured player in that trade deadline deal.

The trade that saw the Jazz say goodbye to Joe Ingles brought in Nickeil Alexander-Walker, a young, rangy guard with a lot of upside, and Hernangomez was viewed as a salary-matching throw-in.

Fast forward a few months later, and Hernangomez was a bright spot for the Jazz and a pleasant surprise considering the number of disappointments the team endured throughout the season and playoffs.

But even though Hernangomez was a pleasant surprise for the Jazz, that doesn’t mean that things are ironed out for him for the future.

The Spanish forward is technically under contract with the Jazz for next season, but his 2022-23 salary is non-guaranteed, meaning the Jazz could choose to move on from him.

While that does make things a little uncertain, he’s not stressing about it.


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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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