Nets send Lin to Hawks; teams exchange picks

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

The teams will also exchange second-round picks in the trade, ESPN added.

Lin, 29, injured his knee in the season-opener in October and was lost for the season. He signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Nets in 2016.

He appeared in just 36 games the season before that, and the trade to Atlanta brought an end to a disappointing run in Brooklyn.

The deal also allowed the Nets to clear cap space and take on the expiring contracts of forward Kenneth Faried and center Darrell Arthur from the Nuggets.

Lin has also spent time with the Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors.

The Hawks now have three point guards on the roster — Lin, Dennis Schroder and No. 3 overall draft pick Trae Young.

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