Carr will take deal in Europe
From Mirror, wire reports
Former Penn State standout guard Tony Carr will sign to play professionally in Italy, for a team coached by Larry Brown, according to a report Friday.
Carr was the 51st overall pick in the NBA draft last month by the New Orleans Pelicans and has been playing with the club’s summer league team. But Carr has struggled on the court this summer for the Pelicans, and since he wasn’t going to earn a roster spot, he has decided to go play overseas.
Carr declared early for the draft after two seasons at Penn State. He helped lead the Nittany Lions to the postseason NIT title and would have been the centerpiece of a potentially strong team next season, but instead he decided to try his luck early with the NBA.
Lin on the move
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks, a person with knowledge of the deal said early Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.
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. ESPN first reported the deal, saying the Nets and Hawks would swap future second-round picks.
Lin has a year and $12.5 million left on the contract he signed two summers ago. He made it through just 37 games with the Nets and only one last season, as he ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee during a season-opening loss at Indiana.
Spencer Dinwiddie stepped in while Lin was out and became one of the NBA’s most improved players. Brooklyn also has D’Angelo Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, at the point after acquiring him from the Lakers.
Now, Lin will have to find room in Atlanta, where point guard Dennis Schroder was the Hawks’ leading scorer last season. The Hawks then acquired the rights to high-scoring former Oklahoma star Trae Young in the draft.
Ball to have surgery
Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery this Tuesday on his left knee.
The team said Friday that it will provide an update on Ball’s condition after the surgery. He has a torn meniscus.
Ball, who was chosen by the Lakers with the second overall pick in last year’s draft, averaged 10.2 points and 7.2 assists during his first NBA season. He started 50 games.
He’s expected to compete with the recently signed Rajon Rondo during training camp this fall to be Los Angeles’ starting point guard.
Nets, Nuggets deal
The Brooklyn Nets acquired forwards Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur, along with a 2019 first-round pick from the Denver Nuggets, for guard Isaiah Whitehead. The Nets also received a second-round pick in 2020.