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Report: Lin to join Raptors after Hawks' buyout

Lin is expected to clear waivers on Wednesday at 5 p.m. EST, which would allow him to sign with the Raptors and potentially suit up for Wednesday night's home game against Washington.

Atlanta was Lin's seventh team in his career.

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

The Hawks waived Lin on Monday, and his move to Toronto, first reported by ESPN, had "Linsanity" trending on Twitter.

The veteran point guard's arrival in Toronto would boost the Raptors, who will be without guard Fred VanVleet for at least three weeks because of a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.

The Raptors were looking for a third point guard after trading Delon Wright to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the deal to acquire Marc Gasol last week.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder carries career averages of 11.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 25.8 minutes in 457 games (218 starts), with a shooting line of 43.6/34.8/80.9. Adding Lin doesn't necessarily qualify as an attack of the buyout market, but there haven't been many getting done to this point. Fans might also remember back in 2012 when Lin hit a game-winner against Toronto.

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.

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