Jeremy Lin was rumored to be involved in a possible trade from Brooklyn to Oklahoma City for soon-to-be bought out free agent Carmelo Anthony. That is not happening, but the veteran point guard is involved in another major NBA trade.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Brooklyn Nets point guard is being moved to another Eastern Conference team as part of a major three-team NBA trade.
Lin is being traded to the Atlanta Hawks. Denver, meanwhile, is sending a host of things to Brooklyn, including Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a future second round pick. Isaiah Whitehead is being sent back to Denver.
Wojnarowski has the full details on the trade.
Here is what everyone is getting:
- Atlanta: Jeremy Lin, second round pick
- Brooklyn: Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick, two future second round picks
- Denver: Isaiah Whitehead
Jeremy Lin's arrival in Atlanta could mean the Hawks are close to finding a trade partner for Dennis Schroder, too. The veteran point guard is believed to be on the trading block and Lin gives them depth at the position.
Carmelo Anthony, meanwhile, will have to find a new team to be traded to.