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Juancho ‘Bo Cruz’ Hernangómez gets Raptors guarantee

Hernangómez’s new contract in Toronto will be a guaranteed salary as the Spaniard aims to fight to keep his place in the preseason.

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Juancho Hernangómez - who came to many people’s attention via a sparkling Hollywood performance as Bo Cruz - will be able to face the Toronto Raptors’ preseason camp with some peace of mind. Not much at a sporting level, since he will have to fight to keep his position in a squad with a lot of competition for someone of his profile, but in terms of salary security.

Hernangómez all set for Raptors

The Spanish forward’s contract will be guaranteed for the 2022/23 season. In other words, it will be paid in full even if it is cut at some point in the campaign. Blake Murphy, who follows the team’s news for Sportsnet, has reported on this, and another journalist, Keith Smith, from the contract specialist Spotrac, have communicated the news. Hernangómez has six years of NBA experience and will receive $2.2 million on this agreement. That is fixed.

Juancho arrives on the back of various ups and downs in the last year. Before last summer’s Olympic Games, which he couldn’t play in because his team prevented him, he was with the Timberwolves. He then tiptoed through the Grizzlies, did some business for the Celtics and Spurs and ended up with the Jazz.

And now it’s Toronto, a team well planted in the Eastern Conference where he will strive to stay when his commitment to the national team ends.