Jeremy Lin to Sign With Raptors After Buyout With Hawks Complete

Rex Christensen
February 13, 2019

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier in the day that he is expected to join the Raptors once he clears waivers.

The 30-year-old is averaging 10.7 points on a career-best 59.4 percent true shooting this season.

Lin was enjoying a dazzling breakout season in NY in 2011-12 when he brought his "Linsanity" road show to Toronto, draining a three-point dagger at the buzzer to lift the Knicks 90-87 over the Raptors.

Lin is earning $12.5 million in his first season with the Hawks. Before the game, the Raptors said VanVleet will miss at least three weeks because of a ligament inury in his left thumb.

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The soon-to-be Raptor has taken to Instagram to announce that he'll be wearing No. 17 when he officially signs with Toronto.

While Raptors coach Nick Nurse couldn't talk about the deal, Nets coach Kenny Anderson, who coached Lin in Brooklyn, did.

Toronto will become Lin's eighth National Basketball Association franchise, after stints with Golden State, New York, Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and this season Atlanta.

Dating even further back than that, in 2012 during his "Linsanity" run he recorded a double-double of 27 points and 11 assists before burying a game-winning 3-pointer to beat the Raptors. Adding Lin doesn't necessarily qualify as an attack of the buyout market, but there haven't been many getting done to this point. Can he be a valuable player for the Raptors down the stretch?

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