Thunder & Hawks Pull Off Trade

The Atlanta Hawks have added some more size to their backcourt mix, while the Oklahoma City Thunder have gained a reliable veteran to help guide their extremely young core, as the two teams have swung a deal. 

6'8" guard Vit Krejci played 30 games in his rookie season for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year, averaging 6.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 23 minutes a game. He was a 2nd-round pick out of the Czech Republic in 2020.

He's going into the 2nd year of4-year, $6.3M contract signed last year with the Thunder.

Moe Harkless heads to the Thunder before ever suiting up for Atlanta, as he was acquired from the Sacramento Kings in the Kevin Huerter deal this offseason. He was on an expiring $4.5M contract, and dealing him allows the Hawks to get relief under the luxury tax.

Harkless is a 10-year veteran, and at the age of 29, becomes the Thunder's 2nd-longest serving player in the NBA, behind only Derrick Favors (12 seasons).

Harkless has averaged 6.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in his decade in the league, in just over 22 minutes per game. 

The Thunder also receive a 2nd-round pick in the deal. 

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