Linsanity is coming to Canada.
The Raptors were expected to be active in the buyout market after losing four players, while bringing back only Marc Gasol, on trade deadline day. On the season, he is averaging 10.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds while shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc. They signed forwards Chris Boucher and Malcolm Miller on Sunday to help fill the void, but Lin is a more significant addition.
Fellow backup point guard Fred VanVleet is expected to remain a key cog off the bench, as Lin has plenty of experience playing alongside other smaller guards.
Lin is earning $12.5 million in his first season with the Hawks. The Raptors will be Lin's eighth team in his eight-plus years in the league, following stints with the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Hornets, and Nets. He has scored in double figures 30 times over the season, including a career-high 30 points in a 119-101 road win over Atlanta on February 7.