Linsanity is heading north of the border.
Theare finalizing a buyout with , allowing the veteran guard to sign with the , his agents Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery told .
The 30-year-old, in his ninth NBA season, has averaged 10.7 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in just under 20 minutes a night for the rebuilding Hawks this year. Through 457 career games, Lin has shot 43.6 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from 3-point territory, and 80.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Lin is set to join a Raptors squad that has undergone significant changes to its supporting cast in recent days. The team traded rotation mainstays, , and to the Memphis Grizzlies for former Defensive Player of the Year , and jettisoned guard and center in separate deals.
The Raptors currently sit one game behind the Milwaukee Bucks for Eastern Conference supremacy, and Lin’s pending addition adds another wrinkle to a team vying to make its first Finals trip in franchise history.
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