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Juancho Hernangomez (conditioning) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Mavericks.
Hernangomez is looking to make his return following a lengthy time in the league's health and safety protocol, but his conditioning is still in question for tonight's game. If he is to miss again, Jarred Vanderbilt would be in line to play more minutes.
Minnesota Timberwolves PF Juancho Hernangomez (reconditioning) is listed as questionable to play against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.
Hernangomez has been in the league's health and safety virus protocols for the past few weeks and is currently questionable to play based on his conditioning. The power forward will provide a positive spark for the Timberwolves if he is cleared to return on Wednesday, as the team has lost four of their last five games and could greatly benefit from added depth in their front-court. Despite a questionable tag and an expected return, Hernangomez is not relevant in most fantasy formats and should be left on waiver wires until further notice.
Juancho Hernangomez (health and safety protocols) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hawks.
Hernangomez will miss Monday's game due to COVID-19 contact tracing. With Karl-Anthony Towns (health and safety protocols) also ruled out, Minnesota will lack frontcourt depth, leaving Naz Reid, Ed Davis, and Jarred Vanderbeilt to pick up the majority of power forward and center minutes.
Juancho Hernangomez came out of nowhere for 25 points (10-14 FG, 5-8 3PT, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in Tuesday's defeat to the Nuggets.
Hernangomez actually poured in 21 of his 25 points in the first half alone. Unfortunately, the Nuggets were able to severely limit his production in the final two frames, effectively leading them to a win. Hernangomez will need to consistently record double-figure scoring performances before fantasy managers consider taking a flier on him.
Juanacho Hernangomez signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Timberwolves on Sunday.
Hernangomez was a restricted free agent, but the Timberwolves secured the 25-year-old-forward to a three-year deal. He provided solid fantasy production for Minnesota after being acquired from the Nuggets at the trade deadline. Hernangomez averaged 12.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steal in 29.4 minutes in 14 games with the Timberwolves.