Jeremy Lin plans to sign with Raptors after getting bought out

Linsanity in the building.
				                  Frank Franklin II  AP

Linsanity in the building. Frank Franklin II AP

"I truly mean that!"

Expect Lin to fill in for the departed Delon Wright, playing behind point guards Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet.

Lin thanked the Hawks in his post, saying they helped him "become myself again on the basketball court and allowed me to experience the joy of hoops again!" "Everyone who knows me knows how big my dreams are and that I have so much left to give to the game". The Raptors would be the eighth National Basketball Association team Lin has played for in his career, which includes stops with the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Hornets, Nets, and Hawks. Lin has never advanced beyond the first round of the playoffs.

The three week minimum timeline likely sidelines him for the entirety of the six-game homestand for the Raptors that begins Monday night against Brooklyn. Everyone competes in this league, but I think there is a pocket of guys that go above and beyond that.

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The 30-year-old is averaging 10.7 points on a career-best 59.4 percent true shooting this season.

The Raptors are now one game back of the Milwaukee Bucks for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, as they both have 41 wins but the Raptors have two extra losses.

Lin averaged 14.6 points in 35 games for the Knicks that season, a huge uptick from his rookie season with the Golden State Warriors when he was used sparingly.

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