Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks

Jeremy Lin

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a trade with the Brooklyn Nets that will send guard Jeremy Lin to Atlanta, per a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

It is unclear what else the Nets will receive in return.

In a separate deal, the Nets traded Coney Island native Whitehead to Denver, in exchange for Faried - who is from Newark - Darrell Arthur, a 2019 first-round pick (protected 1-through-12) and a future second-round pick. 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.

Spencer Dinwiddie stepped in while Lin was out and became one of the NBA's most improved players.

Wojnarowski noted that league sources indicated the Lin trade will likely speed up the process of the Hawks trading guard Dennis Schroder this summer.

Meanwhile, the Hawks are adding another fun point guard to a backcourt that just drafted Trae Young and Kevin Huerter. In the previous season, Lin averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. He's entering the final year of his contract after playing eight seasons, including stints with the Knicks, Rockets, Lakers and Hornets.

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