The Atlanta Hawks have traded Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Justin Holiday, Moe Harkless and a future first-round pick.
• Kevin Huerter
• Justin Holiday
• Moe Harkless
• Future first-round pick
Official Release ⬇️ https://t.co/iHK6kN05Tf
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) July 6, 2022
OFFICIAL: We have acquired Justin Holiday, Maurice Harkless, and a future first-round pick, in exchange for Kevin Huerter
More ⬇️ https://t.co/QUmkCMs1PM
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 6, 2022
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the first-round pick headed to Atlanta is lottery-protected in 2024, top-12 in 2025 and top-10 in 2026.
Huerter averaged 11.4 points per game in four seasons with Atlanta after being selected by the Hawks with the No. 19 pick in the 2018 draft. He was a starter for the overwhelming majority of his time in Atlanta.
Thank you to @ATLHawks organization and their fans for the past 4 years. Atlanta truly became a 2nd home, the relationships and memories I created here will last a lifetime. The city embraced me as their own, as K’Von, and for that I’m truly thankful. Always love for the ATL❤️ pic.twitter.com/6U5GRx1oQH
— Kevin Huerter (@KevinHuerter) July 7, 2022
But a trade seemed likely after the Hawks added guard Dejounte Murray in a trade with San Antonio, creating a backcourt pairing of young All-Stars — Murray and Trae Young.
Holiday spent 26 games with the Hawks in the 2015-16 season and averaged 8.3 ppg for the Kings this past season. He reunites with his brother, Aaron Holiday, signed a reported 1-year deal with Atlanta today.
Harkless averaged 4.6 ppg for Sacramento last season.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.