It was a disappointing tenure in Brooklyn for Jeremy Lin.
Lin, who once was a shining star for an injury-plagued New York Knicks team, now finds himself an injured journeyman, shipped to Atlanta for spare parts.
Brooklyn has traded Jeremy Lin to the Hawks, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
Lin was supposed to be part of an up and coming backcourt last season with D'Angelo Russell. While few expected Brooklyn to compete for a playoff spot, they were at least supposed to bring some excitement to Barclays Center. Instead, both players were often on the sidelines, dealing with various injuries that kept them out all season. Lin, in particular, never found his footing with the Nets.
Jeremy Lin played 37 games over two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets.— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) July 13, 2018
He was a good locker room guy and helped Kenny Atkinson ease into head coaching role, but safe to say it was a disappointing tenure in Brooklyn.
The move signals the Nets are willing to take a loss on Lin's initial signing, suggesting they'd rather move on with the likes of Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie in their backcourt. If the Hawks choose to keep Lin and not buy him out, he'll serve as a mentor for new Atlanta point guard Trae Young.
Nets and Hawks will also exchange future second-round picks in the deal, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/n5qooxLmQJ— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
Still, considering the pattern in today's NBA, Lin could find himself in the free agent market quite soon.