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!" Gasol, who spent his first 10 1/2 seasons of his National Basketball Association career with the Memphis Grizzlies before being traded to Toronto last week, learned that lesson before the Raptors played the Nets.
VanVleet will wear a splint for the next three weeks before being re-evaluated. Also, Lin brings playmaking ability and should be able to fit in Nick Nurse's offence. You saw him guard Dwyane Wade in the playoffs.
Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks handles the ball against the Washington Wizards on February 4, 2019 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
Lin is averaging 10.7 points and 3.5 assists while shooting 46.6% from the field in his ninth season.
The plan to enter into an agreement with Lin comes one day after the Raptors finalized the conversion of two-way player Chris Boucher's contract to an National Basketball Association standard contract.
The Raptors entered Monday 41-16 and second in the Eastern Conference behind only NBA-leading Milwaukee.
Nets: In his second game since missing 42 with a foot injury, Caris LeVert shot 3-for-11 and scored six points.