Sioux Falls Skyforce Increase Options with Two Assignees from Denver
This time he’s bringing a friend with him. The Denver Nuggets will send two players on assignment to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Back in December, Malik Beasley became the first player to be assigned to the ‘Force via the flexible assignment rule. He is a rookie shooting guard who played only one collegiate season at Florida State.
During his two-game stint in Sioux Falls, Beasley averaged 18.5 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in a pair of victories over Salt Lake City and Austin. For Denver this season, Beasley has played in 10 games averaging just under 3 points per game.
What’s different this time is Denver is also sending forward Juancho Hernangomez, a native of Spain who is also in his first season with the Nuggets. Hernangomez is a 21-year old who has three professional seasons under his belt in his native country. His Denver ledger is a little more accomplished than Beasley’s with appearances in 24 games and one start averaging 3.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.
Both are first round picks in the 2016 draft chosen four picks apart with Hernangomez at #15 and Beasley chosen nineteenth overall. The upcoming game schedules show Denver hosting San Antonio Thursday before heading to OKC on Saturday then at Indiana on January 12. Meanwhile Sioux Falls has a pair of games this weekend Friday and Saturday against the Texas Legends.