Appearing in 51 games for Atlanta this season, the 30-year-old is averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds per contest, shooting 33.3 per cent from three-point range while playing 19.7 minutes a game. The Air Canada Centre fans, many of whom were there to witness the so-called Linsanity, erupted in a mix of disbelief and delirium.
Wojnarowski also stated that the buyout is supposed to be completed Monday and Lin is expected to sign with the Raptors "as soon as mid-week".
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.
Aaron Ramsey 'signs £400k-a-week Juventus deal'
But he has now committed to a four-year contract with Juventus and will join the Italian champions at the end of the season. Wages were not disclosed, but Goal understands Ramsey will earn €7 million (£6m/$8m) plus bonuses per year.
Fred VanVleet will reportedly be out for at least three weeks after suffering a "partial ligament tear" to his left thumb on Saturday against the Knicks.
Lin was enjoying a dazzling breakout season in NY in 2011-12 when he brought his "Linsanity" road show to Toronto, draining a three-point dagger at the buzzer to lift the Knicks 90-87 over the Raptors. They recently traded Delon Wright, one of their backup guards, in a deal that brought in Marc Gasol from the Grizzlies.
The Raptors entered Monday with a 41-16 record and second place in the Eastern Conference behind only NBA-leading Milwaukee.