Hawks acquire Jeremy Lin from Nets

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin , The Canadian Press

As most expected, Lin wasn't able to top the Linsanity fad from his time with the New York Knicks, having a rather disappointing two-year stint with the Nets.

As first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets have agreed to send point guard Jeremy Lin to Atlanta as the precursor to another trade with the Denver Nuggets.

The Nets weren't done there, either.

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Lin, 29, played in only one game last season with Brooklyn, sustaining a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon on opening night.

For Brooklyn, the Denver trade was about using its cap space to acquire the protected first-round pick in 2019 to pair with its own and the unprotected 2020 second-round pick. The Nuggets will receive Isaiah Whitehead in the deal. According to Wojnarowski, however, league sources said they expect the Hawks to now trade Schroder this offseason. Lin averaged 14.5 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 36 games for the Nets during the 2016-17 season while dealing with a lingering hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, Lin will be donning the Hawks colors as he teams up with Trae Young and Dennis Schroder in yet another crowded rotation.

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