Jeremy Lin traded to Hawks

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin , The Canadian Press

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

ESPN first reported the deal, saying the Nets and Hawks would swap future second-round picks.

Russell could be in line for a rookie-scale extension, but he will have to show more than what he has during his 48 games as a Net to warrant the franchise taking a long-term gamble on his future.

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Wojnarowski noted that league sources indicated the Lin trade will likely speed up the process of the Hawks trading guard Dennis Schroder this summer.

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 became an worldwide sensation during the 2011-2012 season. The Hawks then acquired the rights to high-scoring former Oklahoma star Trae Young in the draft.

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Since leaving the Knicks, Lin has played with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, the Charlotte Hornets and the Nets.

The trade with the Nuggets was a salary dump for Denver. Lin averaged 14.5 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 36 games for the Nets during the 2016-17 season while dealing with a lingering hamstring injury.

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