Sources: Nuggets to shed $21M in deal with Nets
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By Adrian WojnarowskiESPN

The Denver Nuggets agreed to trade forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told ESPN.

The Nuggets acquire guard Isaiah Whitehead in the trade, whom they will waive, league sources said.

Isaiah Thomas agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Nuggets, sources said, as he joins his fourth team in a year. It's high-reward, low-risk for Denver and a chance for Thomas to re-establish himself.

Veteran guard Jeremy Lin, who played only one game last season because of a ruptured patellar tendon, has been traded by the Nets to the Hawks, league 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 deal frees $21 million in salary that potentially saves Denver $43 million in payroll and luxury tax in 2018-19.

Nets general manager Sean Marks continues to replenish Brooklyn's arsenal with first-round picks. Denver's 2019 first-round pick is protected 1-12, and the 2020 second-round pick is unprotected.

In 2017, the Nets traded for DeMarre Carroll, whose salary fetched them a 2018 first-round...



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