Hawks acquire Jeremy Lin from Nets

Lynette Rowe
July 14, 2018

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.

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin passed the ball, in October 2017, as Philadelphia 76ers guards Ben Simmons, right, and JJ Redick defended during a preseason game in Uniondale, N.Y. The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to Atlanta, the Hawks announced today.

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.

Lin has a year left on his contract, and the trade ends his injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn.

Last October, Lin ruptured a right knee tendon in the season opener and missing the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.

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The team was hoping to clear the logjam at the guard position, which already has D'Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, and Caris LeVert to split playing time. During the 2016-17 campaign, Lin averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists for the Nets.

Lin became an global sensation during the 2011-2012 season.

Since leaving the Knicks, Lin has played with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, the Charlotte Hornets and the Nets.

Lin has averaged 12.0 points, 4.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals a game over 406 National Basketball Association appearances.

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