TORONTO – Ex-Nets guard Jeremy Lin – sent to the Hawks in a series of moves that landed in Brooklyn a series of choices – was finalizing a buyout agreement in Atlanta.
The wounded guard is ready to sign with birds of prey, according to ESPN. And while those injuries – hamstrings in 2016-17 and a fractured patella tendon suffered during the opening night of last season – ruined Lin's mandate, Nets, coach Kenny Atkinson was happy to see his old friend landing on a competitor.
"Atkinson said the Nets fell to the Raptors, 127-125 Monday." Obviously [facing him] is not great for the Nets, but it's good for Jeremy and good for the NBA, good for Toronto.
"I will never forget that game Knicks [Feb. 1
Nets fans rarely have fun watching Lin. He played only 37 of the 164 possible games for the Nets after reaching a $ 36 million three-year deal in 2016.
Last summer the Nets sent Lin's $ 12 million salary, a second choice of 2025 and the right to exchange the second-rounders in 2023 in Atlanta, returning to a second round of 2020 (via Portland) and rights to Isaia Cordinier.
More importantly, the Nets got room to deal with Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and before- and secondary choices, throwing Arthur for Jared Dudley and a second rounder 2021.
Now, with the Toronto guard Fred VanVleet in out for three weeks with a thumb injury, Lin, with an average of 10.7 points per game, can provide much to the Raptors -needed backcourt help
"Heck of an addition for the Raptors with Fred who is a bit What I've always said about Jeremy is that he's a fan of a competitor, a much better defender than people think, "Atkinson said. "Adapts to the style of play [Raptors coach] Nick [Nurse] wants to play." He is an elite contestant.
"Everyone competes in this championship, but there are a handful of guys that go far beyond . You know it will be prepared. He is meticulous in his preparation and obviously very intelligent and versatile. He can play one, two. You saw Dwyane Wade's guard in the playoffs, so he can help defensively. Excellent retreat. "
DeMarre Carroll (pain in his left knee) did not play against the Raptors Dudley worked Monday and is nearing free practice.
Joe Harris went to a 7 out of 8 career with a range of 3 His 22 points before the interval were also the best of his career for each half.
Allen Crabbe followed his 5-9 shots from deep Friday against the Bulls by going 6-on-10. the first player in the history of Nets to hit five or more 3 from the bench in consecutive games.