By Phil Watson
The Brooklyn Nets swung a pair of deals late Thursday, according to reports, sending Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks and getting Kenneth Faried from the Denver Nuggets.
Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks made a pair of big moves Thursday night, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, sending point guard Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks to free up space to take on Kenneth Faried‘s contract from the Denver Nuggets.
The key to the Denver trade is that the Nets pick up a protected 2019 first-round pick from the Nuggets. Wojnarowski reported the pick is top-12 protected and with Denver making a playoff push for next season, that is a pick likely to convey next summer.
That would give the Nets two first-rounders in 2019, their own and Denver’s if it is below No. 13.
The #Wojbombs as they fell:
This opens the door for the Nets to use their early Bird rights to re-signed guard Joe Harris, who had agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract, and to fit big man Ed Davis into their $4.45 million bi-annual exception slot. Davis agreed to a deal to leave the Portland Trail Blazers on July...