Point guard Jeremy Lin is close to a contract buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, and intends to bring his talents north to Toronto, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Jeremy Lin is finalizing a buyout with Atlanta, clearing the way for him to sign with Toronto, agents Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 11, 2019
Lin is an ideal buyout candidate for the Raptors, who recently traded away their third point guard. He’s been at the top of many fans’ wish lists all season long, including my own!
It’s still early and we don’t have official word on the signing yet, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as more news comes down.
Lin is averaging 10 points and 3.5 assists in 20 minutes a night for the Hawks this year. Raptors fans know Lin well, of course, thanks to this:
That was seven years ago this week! Welcome home, Jeremy.