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Nets to trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

Former Harvard standout Jeremy Lin hurt his knee in the Nets’ opener last season.FILE/NOAH K. MURRAY/USA Today Sports

NEW YORK — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.

The Nets made the move early Friday morning to ease their logjam at point guard. ESPN first reported the deal, saying the Nets and Hawks would swap future second-round picks.

Lin has a year left on his contract, and the trade ends his injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn. He ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee during the Nets’ opener last season, and while he was out Spencer Dinwiddie stepped in and became one of the NBA’s most improved players.

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The Nets also have D’Angelo Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, at the point after acquiring him from the Lakers.