Jeremy Lin To Sign with Raptors after Hawks Buyout

  • Jeremy Lin To Sign with Raptors after Hawks Buyout

Jeremy Lin To Sign with Raptors after Hawks Buyout

The team said he injured himself during the second quarter of the Raptors' 104-99 victory on Saturday at the New York Knicks.

Lin and the Hawks worked out a buyout agreement.

Linsanity is coming to Canada.

"The future is bright for Atlanta! Hyped to join the Raptors!"

Lin, 30, will need to clear waivers first, something that should be a foregone conclusion given he's set to make $12.5 million this season.

Hours after the initial report of the pending move, the Raptors announced point guard Fred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks with a thumb injury.

While Raptors coach Nick Nurse couldn't talk about the deal, Nets coach Kenny Anderson, who coached Lin in Brooklyn, did. You saw him guard Dwyane Wade in the playoffs.

Toronto will be his eighth employer in nine seasons in the league.

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.

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. Although both Wright and Lin have been 33.3 percent three-point shooters, Lin had a major advantage in two-point field goal percentage (.535 to.485) and assist rate (27.1 percent to 16.9 percent).