Joe Mussatto of the Oklahoman broke the news on Tuesday that the Thunder’s second-round pick Vit Krejci would be coming over to join the Oklahoma City Blue.
Krejci was selected 37th by the Washington Wizards in this years draft, and was immediately traded in a draft night package that sent him and Admiral Schofield to the Thunder for Cassius Winston and a future 2nd round draft choice.
Krejci, the 20-year-old point-guard, possesses traits that are exceptional for a player playing at the one position. Krejci stands at 6-foot-8 with a long wingspan to compliment it. His play reflects that of modern day point-forward, as his ball-handling skills go hand in hand with another trait he is such as good at– finishing. Krejci was a ferocious finisher inside for Zaragoza in Spain’s premier league, Liga ACB. He can take you on the drive from either side and has a nice touch with his left hand, despite being right hand dominant. His skills expand back to the mid-range and three ball however as his quick jumper and smooth gathers give him leeway to pop shots over his defender on catch-and-shoots, or pull-ups.
Krecji played just 18 games on 7.6 minutes with Zaragoza in the 19-20 season, and had his 20-21 season cut short due to injuring his ACL, with only 2 games attached to his name.
With Krejci settling into Oklahoma City in the coming days to rehab with the Blue, we will see if he is given any sort of nod for a two-way contract if the league grants another spot.
If not, do not expect to see a lot of Vit this year as he is out the duration of the 20-21 year with his ACL injury. I would make sure to keep an eye on the point-guard though, as his versatility at the position screams potential.
For more in depth detail on Vit Krejci and his game, make sure to check out this draft day podcast from November breaking down all of the Thunder’s selections from draft night (Krejci’s profile begins at the 44 minute mark.)