Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

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The NBA's first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent has also played for Golden State, Houston, the Lakers and Charlotte.

Jeremy Lin is heading to Atlanta.

Once again, Jeremy Lin is headed to a new city.

The Atlanta Hawks traded Portland's 2020 second-round pick and former draft-and-stash selection Isaia Cordinier to the Brooklyn Nets late Thursday night in exchange for the 29-year-old point guard, a 2025 second-round pick and the rights to swap second-round picks in 2023.

After being released in December 2011 by Golden State, Lin was claimed by the Knicks for a reserve role and pondered ending his National Basketball Association career if released.

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During a partially healthy season in Brooklyn during the 2016-17 season, Lin averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists over 36 games.

Lin played just one game for the Nets in 2017-18 before rupturing the patella tendon in his right knee and missing the rest of the season.

The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to Atlanta, the Hawks announced today. With a penchant for big plays and game-winning shots, "Linsanity" became the story of the Knicks' season despite Lin only playing in 35 games.

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

Lin has averaged 12.0 points, 4.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals a game over 406 National Basketball Association appearances.

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