Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Huerter speaks to Atlanta Hawks employees before an NBA game at State Farm Arena on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. (Photo: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)
Kevin Huerter came out onto the court at State Farm Arena to warm up before a game like he’s done hundreds of times before. The security guards know him, the ushers know him, the Atlanta Hawks players know him and greeted him like they would a member of their basketball playing family. This time though Huerter, a former hawks star, was wearing a Sacramento Kings uniform, His white t-shirt matched his white headband.
Huerter made his first appearance in Atlanta as a King Wednesday night and by the sound of the cheers from the crowd when his name was announced along with the Kings starters, he is missed.
Following the game Hawks head coach Nate McMillan called Huerter, “one of my favorite guys. You get attached to your players when they are playing for you and he was one of my favorite guys to coach. It’s good to see him playing well.”
Trae Young (35 points, 7 assists during the game) called playing against Huerter, “different” and that he was happy...