The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired forward Maurice Harkless and a 2029 second-round pick from the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday in exchange for guard Vit Krejci. Oklahoma City will also receive amendments on the conditions of a 2025 second-round pick that had been previously traded, making it a top-40 protected pick. Harkless' $4.5 million contract will fit into the $4.9 million disabled player exception that the Thunder received due to Chet Holmgren's season-ending foot injury, ESPN reported.
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The Hawks acquired guard Vít Krejčí from the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday in exchange for forward Mo Harkless and draft considerations. The 6-foot-8, 22-year-old Krejčí (pronounced veet kray-chee) averaged 6.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 30 games with Oklahoma City last season. Krejčí was originally drafted 37th overall by the Wizards in the 2020 NBA Draft and then traded to the Thunder.