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Jeremy Lin headed to Raptors after buyout from Hawks

The Toronto Raptors are set to sign Jeremy Lin: report Fred VanVleet Injury Update
Cary Erickson | 12 February, 2019, 08:38

He's averaged almost 20 minutes per game, scoring 10.7 points, dishing 3.5 assists and hauling down 2.3 rebounds per contest.

Linsanity is coming to Canada.

He suffered the injury in the second quarter of Saturday's win in NY.

Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks handles the ball against the Washington Wizards on February 4, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

National Basketball Association point guard Jeremy Lin is completing a contract buyout agreement with the Atlanta Hawks that will allow him to sign with the Toronto Raptors.

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With the Arizona Hotshots playing their first game in franchise history Sunday night, the team was bound to have a lot of firsts. Gang Green traded him to the Oakland Raiders in May for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.

Lin is earning $12.5 million in his first season with the Hawks.

Lin was effective as a backup and mentor to Hawks' first-round pick Trae Young.

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks with a left thumb injury, the team says. The Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

The plan to enter into an agreement with Lin comes one day after the Raptors finalized the conversion of two-way player Chris Boucher's contract to an National Basketball Association standard contract. Fans might also remember back in 2012 when Lin hit a game-winner against Toronto.

In Toronto, he is expected to add depth behind Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet as the Raptors pursue the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, now a game behind Milwaukee. He has been part of three previous playoff runs, in 2013 and 2014 with Houston and in 2016 with Charlotte.