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Juancho Hernangomez reportedly the next big target for Real Madrid next offseason

Real Madrid is known for planning ahead, as the Spanish giants are hoping to sign another big name from the NBA next season. A few days prior, it has been reported that “The Whites” plan to bring back Gabriel Deck, after the OKC Thunder waived the two-way forward.

Now, Madrid hopes to have the chance to bring Boston Celtics’ bigman Juancho Hernangomez back to Europe next summer, as it has been reported by El Mundo’s Lucas Sáez-Bravo. Hernangomez has been an end-bench option for the Celtics this season.

He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, after a tough year with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2020-21, and last August, he moved to the Boston Celtics via trade in exchange for Kris Dunn, Carsen Edwards, and a 2026 second-round pick.

Hernangomez, 26, has one more year on his non-guaranteed deal worth $7.5M. He only participated in 18 games so far this season, averaging a career-low 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game. He could be another huge addition to Real’s strong frontcourt rotation.

Recently, the Spanish giants agreed to a new three-year deal with Guerschon Yabusele, while they also have Vincent Poirier and Walter Tavares on multi-year deals.

Real is among the top teams in EuroLeague this season, having the second-best record in the competition with just three losses in 17 games. They are also atop Liga ACB with just one loss in the first 16 rounds.

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