Jeremy Lin plans to sign with Raptors after getting bought out

Fred Van Vleet Injury Update

In 51 games this season (22 starts), VanVleet is averaging 10.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game.

Linsanity is coming to Canada.

Point guard Jeremy Lin is finalizing a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, and he intends to join the Raptors, his agents Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Toronto Raptors shored up their roster ahead of a playoff run by acquiring three-time All-Star center Marc Gasol earlier in the week, but they're not done improving yet.

Lin's salary - $13.8 million for the 2018-19 season - makes it impossible for a team to claim him off waivers. The Raptors will be Lin's eighth team in his eight-plus years in the league, following stints with the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Hornets, and Nets.

The injury occurred in the second quarter of Saturday night's victory at NY.

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.

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.

Toronto is now 41-16 and leading the Eastern Division. Adding Lin doesn't necessarily qualify as an attack of the buyout market, but there haven't been many getting done to this point.

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