EDINBURG, Texas (Friday, October 22, 2021) – The Rio Grande Valley Vipers announced today that they have acquired the returning player rights to forward Kahlil Whitney via a three-team trade with Greensboro Swarm. In return, the Vipers agree to trade the returning player rights to forward/center Dewan Hernandez to the Westchester Knicks. In addition, Westchester Knicks agree to trade their first-round pick (acquired via Delaware) in the 2021 NBA G League Draft to the Greensboro Swarm. Trade is not subject to a physical.
Whitney (6-6, 210 lbs.) most recently played in the 2021-22 NBA Summer League with the Golden State Warriors. With the Warriors, the forward totaled five points in 9.6 minutes with a total of three rebounds. During the 2020-21 campaign Whitney played with the Swarm, making nine appearances and averaged 1.3 rebounds.
Prior to Greensboro, the 20-year-old played for Kentucky in the 2019-20 season making 18 appearances, eight starts. Whitney averaged 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds in 12.7 minutes of action as a freshman.
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