The Atlanta Hawks and the Oklahoma City Thunder reached a deal today. The Hawks sent 29-year-old forward Maurice Harkless and a second-round pick in exchange for the Thunder’s 22-year-old rookie Wei Wei. K. Regich.
Harkless is a 10-year NBA veteran with experience playing for multiple teams including the Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings . He played in 47 games for the Kings last season, averaging 4.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.5 assists in 18.4 minutes while shooting 45.9 percent overall.
The Kings traded Harkless and 24-year-old forward Kevin Huerter to the Hawks this summer. With the Thunder lacking the assistance of veterans in rebuilding the lineup, the Thunder today signed a trade with the Hawks to introduce Harkless. This reliable veteran will play a role in the Thunder ‘s rotation and promote the Thunder’s young lineup. Long-term development.
As for Regic, who joined the Hawks from the Thunder, he was traded to the Thunder after being selected by the Washington Wizards with the 37th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. In the same year, he returned after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury. , and signed a multi-year contract with the Thunder, played in 30 regular season games last season, averaging 6.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks per 23 minutes. Shooting 32.7 percent from 3-point range and 40.7 percent from the field, the young guard will take a place in the Hawks’ rotation this season.
Sources: Oklahoma City is trading Vit Krejci to Atlanta for Moe Harkless and a second-round pick.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 27, 2022
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