Nets trade guard Jeremy Lin to Hawks, sources say

ByAdrian Wojnarowski ESPN logo
Friday, July 13, 2018

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 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 Nets.

Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai tweeted his appreciation for Lin early Friday morning.

D'Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie will be the Nets' primary point guards this season.

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