Juancho Hernangomez and the Spanish Basketball Federation are at odds with the Minnesota Timberwolves after the NBA team blocked Hernangomez from playing in the Tokyo Olympics. Spanish officials are pointing the finger at Wolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas for what they called a last-minute decision after they believe medical personnel from Spain and Minnesota gave Hernangomez approval to play. The Timberwolves insist their doctors never cleared Hernangomez to resume playing after he suffered a dislocated shoulder earlier this month.
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Tim Reynolds: Juancho Hernangomez, who was ruled out of the Olympics by Spain with a dislocated shoulder, then was put back on the Olympic roster … is now officially out of the Olympics because of the shoulder. Spain is replacing him with Xabi Lopez-Arostegui.
Per Eurohoops, “Juancho wants to play in the Olympic Games, but Juancho won’t be able to play,” Garbajosa said in a statement. “We’ve had countless medical meetings and we’ve never received a ‘no’. We have a received a ‘yes’. We don’t have a problem with the [Minnesota Timberwolves] or the NBA. It’s a problem of people – not medical personnel – who have personally decided that Juancho couldn’t play. I’m talking about their president of basketball operations [Gersson Rosas].
“Four hours before the game against USA, there was a meeting between the doctors of the national team and the doctors of the Timberwolves franchise who congratulated Juancho and the national team on the recovery,” Garbajosa said. “The answer about whether Juancho could play was a ‘yes’ and that the next evaluation will be after the Olympics. From that moment until Minnesota told us that he won’t play, there were a series of facts that showed that the decision isn’t of medical nature. Even the Timberwolves coach congratulated Juancho for being in Tokyo. No one doubted that he could play.”
Willy Hernangomez: #FreeJuancho FFG 🌟
Spain power forward Juancho Hernangómez, who was ruled out of the Tokyo Games earlier this month because of a left shoulder injury, has made the team’s Olympic roster after all. The Spanish federation had said Hernangómez, who plays in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves, would need significant time to recover from a dislocated left shoulder. He got hurt in an exhibition game against France on July 8.
The rest of Spain’s roster: Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Alberto Abalde, Alex Abrines, Victor Claver, Rudy Fernandez, Usman Garuba, Willy Hernangómez, Sergio Llull and Sergio Rodriguez.
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the following statement regarding the Spanish National Team’s injury update on forward Juancho Hernangómez: “We are aware of the left shoulder injury suffered by Juancho Hernangómez while playing with the Spanish National Team. We are evaluating all information and will provide an update when available.”
Carlos Sanchez Blas: Juancho Hernangomez is out for the Olympics due to a dislocated collarbone.
Despite the victory, Spain saw Juancho Hernangómez leaving the court in the first half due to shoulder issues and his condition is expected to be evaluated soon.
Harrison Wind: Jarred Vanderbilt is questionable for tomorrow’s matchup with the Suns. Isaiah Thomas and Michael Porter Jr. remain out. Juancho Hernangomez, who’s been battling an abdominal strain, is off the Nuggets’ injury report.
Harrison Wind: Juancho Hernangomez (abdominal strain) is out tonight vs the Cavs.
Nick Kosmider: Juancho Hernangomez is questionable for tomorrow night’s game vs. the Cavaliers with a abdominal strain.
Harrison Wind: Malone on Juancho who only played 9 minutes vs Miami: “He’s definitely dealing with some injuries right now… if it gets to a point where we have to shut him down for a little bit we’ll do so. As of right now our training staff thinks it’s something he can play with.”
Harrison Wind: Juancho Hernangomez (abdominal strain) is active for the Nuggets tonight vs. Mavs. I assume he’ll start like normal and Denver will keep an eye on his minutes.
Harrison Wind: Juancho Hernangomez (abdominal strain) is questionable for Tuesday’s matchup with the Mavs. Barton, Harris, Millsap, Porter Jr, Thomas and Vanderbilt all remain out.
Harrison Wind: Juancho Hernangomez (mono) has been upgraded to questionable for tonight’s game vs Magic. Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) is also questionable.
Gina Mizell: #Nuggets F Juancho Hernangomez on recovery from mono:” I need a few weeks. I’m gonna work so hard to be with my team as soon as possible.”
Duvalier Johnson: Juancho Hernangomez is still out as he hasn’t been cleared. Malone said he expects him out for a few weeks. #Nuggets
Denver Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez will be sidelined for an undetermined amount of time because of mononucleosis. Hernangomez didn’t travel with the Nuggets as they kick off a four-game trip in Charlotte on Wednesday. Hernangomez will remain in Denver “as part of his recovery,” the team announced.
“Then he started coming down with a little bit of a cold, and we did blood work and it came back that he had mononucleosis. … It’s really unfortunate.” Malone said. “He had such a good year for us as a rookie last year. And he could be out for a couple of weeks; that infection obviously is tricky. Hopefully he is able to get the rest he needs to get his body back under control. And then, hopefully when he is healthy, we’ll see that Juancho that we all came to love last year, who was just boundless energy. We haven’t seen that guy yet because of this infection and how hard he worked the whole summer.”
Denver Nuggets reserve forward Juancho Hernangomez has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, league sources told The Denver Post on Tuesday. Hernangomez, a second-year player out of Spain, was officially ruled out of Monday’s loss to the Wizards with an undisclosed illness and did not travel with the team for Wednesday’s contest at Charlotte. Symptoms for mono, which include fatigue, sore throat and fever, typically last four-to-six weeks.
TJ McBride: Juancho Hernangomez is OUT with an illness for the Nuggets against the Wizards. Richard Jefferson active for his first time in Denver.
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September 27, 2021 | 8:29 am EDT Update
After weeks of conversation with James, Davis and then-Lakers forward Jared Dudley, who emerged as a sort of consigliere to the Lakers’ superstars in these meetings, Westbrook believed he was on his way to L.A. For years he had angled to get home, and now everything was lining up for it to finally happen. There was only one problem: The Lakers’ efforts to complete the fairytale had been repeatedly stymied by the Wizards’ refusal to make Westbrook available because, sources said, they still planned on moving forward with the Westbrook-Beal backcourt. Westbrook, for his part, would have played out the remaining two seasons on his deal if a trade hadn’t materialized. “No one thought that Russ would get out,” said one source close to the discussions.
That day, a telltale moment occurred: Westbrook received a tip. Not only could the Lakers not break through with the Wizards, but also they were on the cusp of trading Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell — players whose salaries would be required to execute a Westbrook trade — to the Kings for Hield. “That set Russ off,” one source said. “All he wanted, by any means, was to be a Laker.”
On Sunday, the Lakers reached agreement on a two-year deal with guard Austin Reaves, converting his two-way contract to a standard NBA deal ahead of training camp. The Lakers will have a team option on the second year of Reaves‘ contract, sources said. Reaves, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, has impressed the Lakers throughout the offseason and had a strong showing at James’ minicamp. James and Westbrook even had the rookie conduct some fun-loving errands throughout the weekend in Vegas.
Sources said Pelinka and his front-office group strongly considered executing a sign-and-trade for the 32-year-old DeRozan, giving up Kuzma and Caldwell-Pope in the process, but couldn’t come to consensus terms with the Spurs in free agency or a suitable contract number for DeRozan. What’s more, sources say the DeRozan option never advanced to the point that it was presented to Buss.
Elsewhere on the roster, former All-Star center Andre Drummond’s midseason arrival not only failed to pay off on the court, but also, according to sources, poisoned the well with Gasol, who had joined the Lakers after being promised the starting job, sources said, only to be replaced by Drummond, who was given the same pledge.