Nets Trade Away Jeremy Lin, Isaiah Whitehead In Separate Deals

Friday, 13 Jul, 2018

Jeremy Lin is on the move again.

Lin joins rookie point guard Trae Young and veteran Dennis Schroder in a crowded back court with the Hawks.

Meanwhile, the Nets also acquired power forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a future second-round pick from the Denver Nuggets for point guard Isaiah Whitehead, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. As part of the deal, the two teams will also exchange future second-round picks.

Lin, who was on an expiring $12.5 million contract, hasn't played since rupturing his patellar tendon during the opening game last season.

Lin was traded to Atlanta for an unprotected 2020 second-round pick via Portland and.

Lin told the Nets website earlier this week that he has yet to participate in full-contact drills as he rehabs the injury.

Faried and Arthur both saw minimal time in Denver last season with Faried playing just 14.4 minutes per game in 32 contests and Arthur getting 7.4 minutes per night in 19 games. According to Wojnarowski, however, league sources said they expect the Hawks to now trade Schroder this offseason.

The trade with the Nuggets was a salary dump for Denver.

Whitehead, 23, averaged 6.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 16 games off the Brooklyn bench last season.