NBA journeyman and former Denver Nuggets reserve forward Juancho HernangÃ³mez is now a movie star.
HernangÃ³mez may have been traded more times this year (four) than the points per game he averages (1.2), but that hasn’t stopped the 6ft 9in Spaniard from play a major role in an upcoming Adam Sandler film. .
The film, “Hustle,” which debuts June 10 on Netflix, revolves around an American basketball scout who is wrongfully fired after discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player overseas. The scout decides to bring the player to America to prove that they both have what it takes to succeed in the NBA.
Other big names in the NBA appearing in the teaser include Boban Marjanovic, Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, Matisse Thybulle, Tyrese Maxey and Doc Rivers.
The film is set in Philadelphia, although HernangÃ³mez was never a 76er in the real NBA.
HernangÃ³mez was part of the Nuggets’ three-team trade to get Bryn Forbes earlier this year, but was then traded from Spurs to the Utah Jazz a few weeks later. HernangÃ³mez was a Nugget from 2016 to 2020, he played in 191 games, scoring 4.7 points per game while grabbing 3.1 rebounds per night.
Adam Sandler’s upcoming film “Hustle” where Sandler plays a struggling scout who discovers a foreign player, played by Juancho HernangÃ³mez.
LeBron James and his production company SpringHill Entertainment are listed as one of the producers pic.twitter.com/AWfPSpq5qN
â Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) September 7, 2021