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Report: Kings make huge trade with Hawks for sharpshooter Huerter originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Kings continue to make moves on the second day of NBA free agency.
Sacramento reportedly made a major trade with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, sending Justin Holiday and Moe Harkless in exchange for Kevin Huerter, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Kings are sending a 2024 lottery-protected first-round pick to the Hawks for Huerter, sources tell ESPN. Pick becomes Top 12 protected in 2025, and top 10 protected in 2026.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
The Kings are also sending over a 2024 lottery-protected first-round pick.
Huerter averaged 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists last year with the Hawks.
The 23-year-old guard/forward, nicknamed "Red Velvet," has spent his entire professional career in Atlanta.
His efficient sharpshooting will be a great addition to Sacramento’s squad, as he’s recorded 43.1 percent shooting from the field and 37.9 percent shooting from deep over his four-year NBA career.
After his second season at Maryland, Huerter declared for the 2018 NBA Draft without an agent. He was selected to participate in the NBA Draft Combine and after working out with the Los Angeles Lakers, Huerter hired an agent and remained in the draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.
In June 2018, the Hawks selected Huerter with the No. 19 overall pick, and he remained in the ATL for four seasons.
He now has a new home in Sactown and will join De'Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis, Malik Monk, who agreed to a two-year deal with the Kings on Thursday, and rookie Keegan Murray.