Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
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Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

The Nets made the move early Friday morning to ease their logjam at point guard.

The Nets will acquire Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first round pick and a future second round pick from the Denver Nuggets.

Wojnarowski reports that as part of the deal, Atlanta and Brooklyn will exchange future second-round picks.

MORE: Are Nets Making A Play For Marcus Smart? The Hawks now add Lin, who has one year remaining on his contract, to that guard mix. The 29-year-old tore his right patellar tendon in the first game of the 2017-18 season and missed the rest of the year. Additionally, the Nets will send the Hawks a 2025 second-round pick and the right to swap second-round picks in 2023, according to Woj.

It looks like Dennis Schroder's days in Atlanta are numbered, as the Hawks went out and traded for veteran point guard Jeremy Lin last night, just weeks after drafting point guard Trae Young with the fifth overall pick in the NBA Draft. Denver also got rid of $21 million in salary with the deal, with the bulk of that coming from the $13.8 million Faried is owed next season. In 2016-17, he averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists per game.

The Nets had acquired Whitehead in a draft night trade with Utah in 2016.

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