Brooklyn deals Lin to Hawks
Jeremy Lin’s injuryplagued stint in Brooklyn is over. The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to Atlanta, the Hawks announced yesterday.
The move helps clear up the Nets’ logjam at point guard and sends Lin to another team that is also pretty crowded at the position. The Hawks announced they also acquired a 2025 second-round pick and the right to swap second-round picks in 2023 with the Nets, who acquired the draft rights to shooting guard Isaia Cordinier and a protected 2020 second-round pick.
The Hawks will be the seventh team for Lin, the undrafted former Harvard star who broke out with the Knicks during his run of Linsanity in February 2012. The NBA’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent has also played for Golden State, Houston, the Lakers and Charlotte.
Bulls, Parker close
The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of signing Bucks forward Jabari Parker, according to two sources.
Parker, the No.2 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has averaged 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds over four seasons.
The Bucks had until midnight to rescind their qualifying offer, which would make Parker an unrestricted free agent. The Bulls don’t yet know if they’re signing Parker to a deal as an unrestricted free agent or to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, which the Bucks could match. Either way, it’s expected to be a short-term deal, a source said.
Surgery for Ball
Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee.
The team said it will provide an update on Ball’s condition after the surgery. He has a torn meniscus.
Ball was chosen by the Lakers with the second overall pick in last year’s draft.