Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez don’t get extensions from Nuggets
Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez didn’t get extensions from the Denver Nuggets on Monday.
Both players will enter restricted free agency next summer once the Nuggets offer each player a qualifying offer.
Sources: Denver's Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez are not expected to reach agreements by 6 p.m. ET deadline. All sides showed effort in talks, and Nuggets were aggressive in making offers to find deals. Both talented young players are headed for RFA.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2019
Last season for the Nuggets, Beasley averaged 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 81 games while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line. He will make $2.7 million in 2019-20 under his current contract.
Hernangomez appeared in 70 games for Denver in 2018-19. He put up 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 43.9 percent overall, 36.5 percent from the 3-point line and 76.7 percent from the charity stripe. Hernangomez is slated to make $3.3 million this upcoming season.
Beasley’s qualifying offer is worth $3.9 million, while Hernangomez’s is $4.6 million. Both players will be eager to have strong individuals seasons for the Nuggets so they can get paid in the 2020 offseason.
Beasley has career averages of 7.2 points and 1.7 rebounds. Hernangomez, meanwhile, has career numbers of 5.1 points and 3.2 boards.
The Nuggets made it to the second round of the playoffs last season, where they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in seven games. Most pundits believe Denver will once again be one of the best teams in the rugged Western Conference.