The Nuggets have bolstered their backcourt by signing Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal. Along with adding Thomas, Denver completed a trade to send veterans Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur to Brooklyn in exchange for cap relief. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets will also receive a protected first-round pick from the Nuggets.
Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell ESPN. Thomas will reunite with Michael Malone, who coached him with the Kings.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
Denver has agreed to send Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a future second round pick to Nets for Isaiah Whitehead, league sources tell ESPN. Salary dump for Denver.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
Source: Denver's 2019 first-round pick to Brooklyn is protected 1-12.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
The Nets weren’t done making moves after accommodating the Nuggets’ salary dump. Brooklyn then sent Jeremy Lin and a package of draft considerations to the Hawks.
Brooklyn has traded Jeremy Lin to the Hawks, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
In the Jeremy Lin deal, Atlanta sends the Nets the rights to 2016 second-round pick Isaia Cordinier (you'll probably never see him). Atlanta gets a 2025 second-round pick and the right to swap picks with Nets in 2023.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2018
The Nuggets have successfully added a veteran to their backcourt, and reduced their payroll. It did cost Denver a protected first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to do so.
With Lin in Atlanta, rumors surrounding Dennis Schroder’s future with the Hawks will continue to heat up.