Jeremy Lin getting purchased out, plans to signal with Raptors

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MIAMI (AP) — Jeremy Lin is about to be on the transfer once more, with the veteran guard within the means of getting purchased out by the Atlanta Hawks so he can signal with the playoff-contending Toronto Raptors.

Jim Tanner, one in every of Lin’s brokers, confirmed the pending transfer to The Related Press. ESPN first reported Lin’s plan to affix the Raptors.

Toronto will turn into Lin’s eighth NBA franchise, after stints with Golden State, New York, Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and this season Atlanta. He appeared in 51 video games for the Hawks, all however a kind of as a reserve, averaging 10.7 factors this season on almost 47 p.c taking pictures.

Lin offers the Raptors apparent depth at each guard spots, and can seemingly — as soon as he clears waivers and joins Toronto — spend time backing up level guard Kyle Lowry and taking pictures guard Danny Inexperienced. And he will probably be wanted quickly, with the Raptors asserting Monday that backup guard Fred VanVleet is anticipated to overlook at the least three weeks with a partial ligament harm to his left thumb.

The plan to enter into an settlement with Lin comes sooner or later after the Raptors finalized the conversion of two-way participant Chris Boucher’s contract to an NBA commonplace contract.

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The Raptors entered Monday 41-16 and second within the Jap Convention behind solely NBA-leading Milwaukee.

Lin has averaged 11.eight factors in 457 profession video games. He has been a part of three earlier playoff runs, in 2013 and 2014 with Houston and in 2016 with Charlotte.

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The Related Press contributed to this report.

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