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Report: Jeremy Lin finalizing buyout, will sign with Toronto

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The Raptors are close to acquiring an ideal buyout candidate

Report: Jeremy Lin finalizing buyout, will sign with the Toronto Raptors Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.