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Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks

Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks

Lin missed essentially all of last season for Brooklyn after tearing his ACL in the season-opener against the Pacers.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Thursday that the Brooklyn Nets have traded the veteran guard to the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta will send Brooklyn the rights to 2016 second-round pick Isaia Cordinier and receive a 2025 second-round pick from the Nets along with the right to swap picks with the Nets in 2023 as a part of the deal involving Lin, Wojnarowski reports.

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As for the Nets, the Nets backcourt will now be mostly handled by Spencer Dinwiddie, D'Angelo Russell, and Caris LeVert.

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. The Hawks then acquired the rights to high-scoring former Oklahoma star Trae Young in the draft.

The Post reported last month the Nets had been shopping Lin, and that they had been looking to take Nuggets big man Kenneth Faried in a salary dump to get a pick. The Coney Island native averaged 6.3 points and 1.3 assists in 16 games last season, spending much of the year in the G League.