Nets trade Lin, take on Faried in salary dump

Jeremy Lin was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. More

Whitehead also saw little action throughout the 2017-18 season as he only played 11.3 minutes per game in 16 outings with the Nets.

The Hawks have acquired point guard Jeremy Lin from the Nets, according to ESPN.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets agreed to trade Lin to the Hawks in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick (via Portland) and the rights to Isaia Cordinier, a 2016 second-round pick who has remained overseas.

The Nets will acquire Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first round pick and a future second round pick from the Denver Nuggets.

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Spencer Dinwiddie stepped in while Lin was out and became one of the NBA's most improved players. Atlanta must also consider the future of starting point guard Dennis Schroder, who hinted heavily to German media in May that he would prefer to be traded.

For Denver, they were looking to clear salary to stay under the luxury tax. Faried is owed $13.76 million this season, and Arthur is set to earn $7.46 million.

A Newark native, Faried, 28, averaged 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 32 games last season. In 67 games last season, Schroder averaged a career-best 19.4 points per game, in addition to 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds.

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