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In a series of post-midnight tweets Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Sean Marks has ended the Nets backcourt logjam, added two bigs, a first rounder in next year’s draft and two second rounders in 2020 ... all of it without cutting into their 2019 cap space.
Bottom line: The Nets traded Jeremy Lin and Isaiah Whitehead in two interrelated moves, dealing and swapping second rounders with Atlanta and engineering a salary dump that have them taking on Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur in exchange for the two picks.
Here’s how it came together, according to Woj,
—the Nets first traded Jeremy Lin, a Nets second rounder in 2025, the right to swap second rounders in 2023 and the draft rights to injured 21-year-old French guard Isaia Cordiner to the Hawks for Portland’s second rounder in 2020. That deal freed up $12.5 million in cap space which when added to the $10.5 million the Nets already had, gave Marks enough to make a second move.
—the Nets then dealt Isiah Whitehead to the Nuggets for Faried and Arthur in a salary dump that also yielded the Nets a protected (1-through-12) first round pick in 2019 and an unprotected second rounder in 2020. Denver will waive Whitehead, who had a non-guaranteed deal. ...