Jeremy Lin poised to sign with Toronto following buyout with Atlanta

Jeremy Lin poised to sign with Toronto following buyout with Atlanta

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Jeremy Lin is finalizing a buyout with Atlanta, which clears the way for him to sign with the Toronto Raptors. He appeared in 51 games for the Hawks, all but one of those as a reserve, averaging 10.7 points this season on almost 47 per cent shooting.

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.

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

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Delon Wright is now in Memphis, Lorenzo Brown was waived in January, Jordan Loyd is still working on the transition from combo guard to lead guard and shortly before tip-off against the Brooklyn Nets, the Raptors revealed that they would be without Fred VanVleet for at least three weeks. Also, Lin brings playmaking ability and should be able to fit in Nick Nurse's offence.

Atlanta was Lin's seventh team in his career.

The Raptors entered Monday with a 41-16 record and second place in the Eastern Conference behind only NBA-leading Milwaukee. Over his career, the California native is averaging 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and shooting 34.8 per cent from beyond the arc. After Kyle Lowry made a three for Toronto, Allen Crabbe knocked down back-to-back threes to tie the game at 120 and two Joe Harris free throws put the Nets in the lead.

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