Sources: Hawks add Lin in trade with Brooklyn
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By Adrian WojnarowskiESPN

The Atlanta Hawks acquired Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin in a trade Thursday night, league sources told ESPN.

Atlanta is sending Brooklyn a 2020 second-round pick via Portland and the rights to Isaia Cordinier, league sources said. Cordinier is a 2016 second-round pick who has remained overseas.

The Nuggets will unload $21 million in salary in a trade-and-waive move involving Isaiah Whitehead that sends Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and two picks to the Nets, sources told ESPN.

Two related trades were reported early Friday morning, including the Hawks picking up another point guard in Jeremy Lin. Kevin Pelton grades the trades.

The Nets will send the Hawks a 2025 second-round pick and the right to swap second-round picks in 2023, league sources said.

For now, Lin will join No. 5 overall pick Trae Young and Dennis Schroder in the Hawks' backcourt. However, the deal for Lin probably will expedite a Schroder trade this summer, league sources said.

The Hawks will absorb Lin's $12.5 million expiring contract into their salary-cap space. Lin, 29, suffered a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon on opening night last year. He averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists per game in 2016-17 for the...



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