According to the Toronto Star, Hernangomez will sign a “partially guaranteed one-year deal with the team that will give him a chance to earn a spot at training camp in the fall.”
Several NBA sources have tweeted about the news, while fans of the film shared excitement at the prospect of Hernangomez coming to Toronto, particularly given that Sandler has also recently been spending time in the city:
Free agent F Juancho Hernangomez is finalizing a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 26, 2022
Adam Sandler constantly being spotted around Toronto in recent weeks.
Juancho Hernangomez (AKA Bo Cruz) signs with the Toronto Raptors.
Coincidence? 🤔😂 pic.twitter.com/TmJrOgb3p1
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 26, 2022
Bo Cruz becomes a Raptor while Adam Sandler is filming a movie in Toronto.
— Bun A Bwoy (@ThatDudeMCFLY) July 26, 2022
In the film, Sandler portrays a basketball scout who discovers Hernangomez’s character Bo Cruz overseas and brings him to train in the U.S.
Hernangomez was first drafted by the Denver Nuggets 15th overall in 2016, and has played for the Timberwolves, the Celtics, the Spurs, and Utah Jazz.
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