With the Thunder wielding an job opening for a two-way contract, any and all leads connecting potential candidates to the franchise will need to be monitored — Wednesday sparked our first droplet of speculation in Vit Krejci.
As reported by DailyThunder Writer Brandon Rahbar, Oklahoma City’s second-round selection Vit Krejci was in attendance for Wednesday’s routing against the Raptors.
Krejci, age 20, was picked 37th by the Washington Wizards before being sent with Admiral Schofield to Oklahoma City in exchange for Cassius Winston (53rd pick) and their own 2024 second-round pick.
By all accounts Sam Presti’s intentions in drafting Krejci was to stash the guard — but with the current stance of the team — that may no longer be the case. The 6-foot-8 point-guard has been rehabbing a torn ACL injury endured last September with Casademont Zaragoza of the Liga ACB (Spain’s premier league,) and with no medical clearance to play, Krejci wouldn’t play this season.
Despite Krejci’s medical status, the Thunder may still look to snag him if they feel confident with their current rotation. Krejci’s role in the organization if signed would likely lie in rehabbing and participating in team practice — something that would no doubt create benefits.
Krejci has been in Oklahoma City since mid-January and was listed as a member of Oklahoma City’s G-League affiliate for the season. There is little doubt that Krejci and the Thunder are in close contact; however, it is still undetermined when the sides will reach any agreement.
As for now, consider Krejci an unofficial part of the organization. With no linking between him and a two-way spot, this is all speculation — but don’t rule him out completely.