15th Pick: Juancho Hernangomez — B+
When talking about how to get the most out of Emmanuel Mudiay on the offensive side of the ball, the idea that reigns supreme would be to put four shooters around him and open up the lane.
Juancho Hernangomez is your prototypical stretch-four. He shot 35 percent from beyond the arc last year in Spain and his mechanics look effortless.
He’s a natural four, but Hernangomez has played anywhere from center to small forward, which makes him a great option in this new era of “position-less” basketball.
Another added benefit is the flexibility he brings the front office. Tim Connelly has said that the team does not know if Juancho will be with the Nuggets to start the year or if he will be stashed for another season overseas. Likewise, Hernangomez said that if he gets the chance to come stateside, he’d like to, but he understands that he could potentially be stashed until the 2017-18 season.
As a forward who can stretch the floor and impact the game in many different facets, offensively and defensively, it seems the Nuggets may have found their future replacement for Kenneth Faried.