The Nuggets selected Juan Hernangomez with the No. 15 pick in the draft because he offers a nice package of size (6-foot-9, 230 pounds) and skill. Whether any of that gets put on the court next season remains to be seen.
The sides will negotiate what’s best for the 20-year-old, either bringing him here to get his NBA career started or waiting a year to do it.
“Both options are open,” Connelly said. “There are some pretty good international situations, if we want him to marinate a bit overseas. I think certainly he has the game to come over. If you’re productive at the ACB level, it usually translates. But it’s a conversation we’re going to have with his representatives and figure it out.”
Sources: 76ers’ Ownership Want Mike D’Antoni as Next Head Coach
Sources have been saying for weeks that the job is [Mike] D’Antoni’s to turn down. They say he’s the guy the ownership group wants. One source even said the 69-year-old would have to bomb his interview with the Sixers owners not to be offered the job.
Sources: Jerami Grant Expected to Decline Player Option
Jerami Grant wants to be back with the Denver Nuggets next season. Whether that happens may be up to Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly.
Grant, who is expected to opt out of his player option, according to a league source, made himself invaluable throughout the Nuggets’ postseason run. When the Nuggets traded a first-round pick last summer for Grant, they hoped he’d provide the defensive versatility that he ultimately did.
Source: Mike Singer of the Denver Post
Sources: Dell Demps to Join Jazz Coaching Staff
Former New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps has agreed to join the Utah Jazz as an assistant coach, reuniting with Quin Snyder, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 25, 2020
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter