Atlanta Hawks: 4 Players Most Likely to Be Traded This Season

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Jeremy Lin

Despite being injured for the past few games and coming back slowly from a devastating ruptured patellar tendon last season, veteran point guard Jeremy Lin has been playing great for the Atlanta Hawks recently – perhaps signaling a return to the fabled days of Linsanity in his New York Knicks tenure.

Lin is flirting with an elite 50/40/90 slash line by shooting 51.2 percent from the field, 41.3 percent from three-point range and 84.1 percent from the field. He has put up some memorable performances in recent weeks, including a 26-point outburst against the Toronto Raptors.

Rumors have been swirling around Jeremy Lin almost all season, and we have delved into a few deals that make sense for the 8-year veteran at various points throughout the season.

While most contending teams have their point guard rotation shored up, depth is always important in the regular season and Lin’s presence could help supply some depth to a team’s guard rotation ahead of the final stretch of the season.

Clearly, Lin has at least returned to the form he experienced in Charlotte, where his defense and all-around contributions led the Hornets to the 6-seed in the Eastern Conference in 2015-16.

Though Lin was only brought in this offseason to serve as a mentor to Trae Young, it would seem likely that he could be on the move if the right deal is dangled before Hawks GM Travis Schlenk.