Lin joins a crowded backcourt in Atlanta with incumbent starter Dennis Schroder and 2018 top draft pick Trae Young on the roster, though the move likely spells the end of Schroder's time in a Hawks uniform if the front office can find a willing trade partner.
Jeremy Lin is headed to his fifth National Basketball Association team in the last five years.
The Brooklyn Nets traded the oft-traveled point guard to the Atlanta Hawks, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday night.
Lin, who turns 30 next month, was the first U.S. player of Chinese or Taiwan heritage to play in the National Basketball Association when he joined the Golden State Warriors in 2010.
Spencer Dinwiddie stepped in while Lin was out and became one of the NBA's most improved players. In order to take on the salary in the Denver deal, the Atlanta trade must be completed first.
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. Both are entering the final years of their contract. A hamstring injury limited him to 36 games in the 2016-17 season. In 406 career games with the Nets, Hornets, Lakers, Rockets, Knicks and Warriors, the eight-year veteran has registered averages of 12.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 26.6 minutes per contest.