The Thunder have signed draft-and-stash prospect Vit Krejci to a multiyear deal, the team announced today in a press release.
A 6’7″ point guard from the Czech Republic, Krejci was selected by Washington with the 37th overall pick in the 2020 draft and was sent to Oklahoma City in a draft-night deal. After spending the last several seasons with Zaragoza in Spain, Krejci came stateside earlier this year to join the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s G League affiliate. He spent the season rehabbing an ACL injury and didn’t play at all for the Blue.
Prior to signing Krejci, the Thunder were carrying 12 players on fully guaranteed contracts, with Kenrich Williams, Gabriel Deck, and Charlie Brown on non-guaranteed deals. Williams is a safe bet to stick around, so Krejci will likely claim one of the last two spots on the 15-man regular season roster over either Brown or Deck.
The expectation is that Krejci will once again spend most of his time in the G League in 2021/22, according to Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman (Twitter link).
Details of the 21-year-old’s new contract aren’t yet known, but the Thunder could have used a portion of their mid-level exception to offer a three- or four-year deal with a starting salary above the rookie minimum.
9 thoughts on “Thunder Sign Vit Krejci To Multiyear Deal”
I really wish OKC would have kept Moses but IRoby & Bazley are both gonna make big leaps this yr. OKC could sneak into one of those play in games if they stay healthy & Giddey has a 1st team All-Rookie type season
Unfortunately for OKC they are in the west and to sneak into a spot they will need a few teams to have multiple injuries. Only 1 of the playoff teams looks to fall out of the top 10 teams. 2 teams left out should be able to raise up in the play in tournament. The west is going to be a very tough dogfight with very few easy wins.
They were in the west last year & they were right in the mix for a play-in spot before they shut Horford & SGA down. They have plenty of young guys that now have chemistry together & legit superstar in SGA. It’s definitely gonna be some rough nights for them but I could def see them winning some early games & doin surprisingly well in the standings near Christmas
Most of the playoff teams got better and more healthy. OKC future is not next year but about 3 or 4 years down the road. Be patient.
OKC is a 25-57 team.
In this BB world where a talented 18yo can chose between opposing either youth in front of many viewers (college), or opposing adults in front of fewer viewers (ignite, overtime, Australia), there is a third option: nothing (work out on your own, academys like IMG).
Bazley and a few others took #3. Not working so far.
Seems like HR could keep track of the three options. Include Anfernee Simons and someone in this draft I forget; probably more.
Bazley has been pretty good so far, outplaying his draft position… so to me if he is the poster boy for option #3, I really like it!
Also LaMelo, Kuminga & Green are making cutting great looks for option #2!
Let’s play anagrams.
Vit Krejci = Jerk it Vic