Kings Acquire Kevin Huerter from Hawks

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July 1, 2022

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sacramento Kings have acquired shooting guard Kevin Huerter from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless, and a future first-round pick.

A former first-round selection in 2018, Huerter spent four seasons in Atlanta, averaging 11.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists over 274 games. The 23-year-old will have an opportunity to compete for the Kings’ starting shooting guard spot alongside Malik Monk, whom Sacramento inked to a two-year, $19 million contract on Thursday.

As for the Hawks, they now boast two of the three Holiday brothers after signing Justin’s brother, Aaron, earlier on Thursday. In Justin, Atlanta is adding a reliable three-point shooter (39.4% last season) and a solid defender. While he will likely come off the bench, Holiday figures to play a role on a revamped Hawks squad that recently acquired All-Star point guard Dejounte Murray from the San Antonio Spurs.

FanDuel Sportsbook has the Kings and Hawks at +49000 and +5500 odds for next season’s NBA championship.

Thumbnail photo via Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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