Hawks acquire Jeremy Lin from Nets

Jeremy Lin was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. More

Jeremy Lin was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. More

Lin has a year left on his contract, and the trade ends his injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.

The Nets are at the center of two trades as they will send Jeremy Lin to the Hawks and move Isaiah Whitehead to the Nuggets in exchange for Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a future second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN.com reports.

The team was hoping to clear the logjam at the guard position, which already has D'Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, and Caris LeVert to split playing time.

Lin, 29, played just 25 minutes last season before suffering a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon on opening night.

Lin became an worldwide sensation during the 2011-2012 season.

Now, Lin will have to find room in Atlanta, where point guard Dennis Schroder was the Hawks' leading scorer last season. In order to take on the salary in the Denver deal, the Atlanta trade must be completed first.

Since then, Lin has played for the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets and with Brooklyn for the past two seasons, although he has played in only 37 games over two seasons for the Nets after signing a three-year deal worth $36 million in 2016. In 67 games last season, Schroder averaged a career-best 19.4 points per game, in addition to 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds.