Report: Brooklyn Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks

NBA.com Global on Jul 13, 2018 01:18 PM
Report: Brooklyn Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks
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NBA.com staff report

The Hawks will reportedly land a veteran presence for the rookie backcourt they hold in such high esteem.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Atlanta will acquire Brooklyn guard Jeremy Lin:

Lin suffered a torn patellar tendon on opening night last season, forcing him to miss the entire 2017-18 campaign. The undrafted Harvard product averaged 14.5 points, 5.1 assists and 1.2 steals per contest in 2016-17, his first season with the Nets.

The move comes weeks after Atlanta traded down to acquire fifth overall pick Trae Young in the 2018 NBA Draft, then took Kevin Huerter at No. 19. The Hawks now add Lin, who has one year remaining on his contract, to that guard mix. Atlanta must also consider the future of starting point guard Dennis Schroder, who hinted heavily to German media in May that he would prefer to be traded.

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

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