Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Nets trade Lin, take on Faried in salary dump

Nets trade Lin, take on Faried in salary dump

The Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Jeremy Lin and a future second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a future second-round pick, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Jeremy Lin, the Chinese-American NBA point guard who sparked "Lin-sanity" for the New York Knicks in 2012, has been traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks, according to multiple reports Friday.

The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to Atlanta, the Hawks announced today.

Lin, who broke into the league with the 2010-11 Warriors where Schlenk was in Golden State's front office, suffered a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon in the Nets' opener previous year.

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

The Nets also have D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, at the point after acquiring him from the Lakers.

Lin will be entering his ninth season in the National Basketball Association next fall, and the Hawks mark the 6-foot-3 point guard's sixth team.

Lin, who turns 30 next month, was the first USA player of Chinese or Taiwan heritage to play in the National Basketball Association when he joined the Golden State Warriors in 2010. He had averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists in the 2016-17 season for the Nets and carries a $12.5 million salary-cap hit on his expiring contract.

Arthur, 30, got in just 30 contests in 2017-18, making one start.

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