ANDa is real: Juancho Hernangmez He is the first Spanish player to be part of the legendary squad Boston Celtics. This was announced by the Massachusetts franchise, which made official the arrival of the Spanish forward who will wear the legendary jersey that players like Bill Russell, Larry Bird, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy o Paul Pierce among others.
The Madrid player lands in the Garden from a Memphis Grizzlies in which he did not make his debut after being traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves last August. Juancho arrives in Boston in exchange for bodyguards Kris Dunn and Carsen Edwards and the right to trade second-round draft picks in 2026.
The Spaniard, who has played a total of 257 games averaging 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 16.4 minutes, earning 6.9 million dollars for its first season, which is guaranteed. The second course of green charge 7.4 million although in this case it is not guaranteed.
The arrival of Juancho to the Celtics allows Spanish basketball to mark a new box in its history with the conquest of a legendary franchise in the NBA. A team that aims to ring in the hands of players like Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown and in which Hernangmez will have to compete with the forward or with Grant Williams, Jabari Parker, Bruno Fernando and Sam Hauser for the position of ‘4’ .