Hernandez agreed Friday with the Raptors on a partially-guaranteed three-year contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Hernadez was selected by Toronto with the 59th overall pick in this year's NBA Draft. Roster spots are not guaranteed for second-round picks, but this deal indicates the Raptors have liked what they've seen from the Miami (Fla.) product so far.
Hernandez posted 15 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds, three assists and a a blocked shot across 24 minutes during Friday's 108-102 loss to the Sixers in the consolation bracket of the Las Vegas Summer League. The second-round pick from Miami concluded his Summer League acton with yet another strong effort. While his work in Vegas has been impressive, he's in for an uphill battle in terms of playing time if he leapfrogs the G-League. The Raptors are currently stacked underneath the basket with Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka all returning to their usual roles.
Hernandez registered 18 points (7-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds and one assist across 24 minutes during the Raptors' 94-79 win over the Pacers in a Las Vegas Summer League game Thursday. The rookie continued his strong stretch of summer league performances, pacing the Raptors in scoring while checking second in rebounds. Hernandez has given a solid accounting of himself in the desert, with Thursday's effort pushing his averages to 12.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 23.5 minutes over four games.
Hernandez totaled five points (2-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one steal and a block over 22 minutes in the Raptors' 80-71 loss to the Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League on Sunday. The 59th pick in this year's draft didn't do much scoring, but he balanced out his low offensive output with some quality stats elsewhere. He'll start the season as a backup center for Toronto.
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