The Atlanta Hawks and Jeremy Lin are finalizing a contract buyout, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN. Once Lin clear waivers and becomes a free agent, he plans to sign with the Toronto Raptors. According to his agents Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery, Lin would sign his contract with the Raptors this week.
Jeremy Lin is finalizing a buyout with Atlanta, clearing the way for him to sign with Toronto, agents Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 11, 2019
During the offseason, Lin decided to opt-in to the final year of his contract, worth $12.5 million, when he was with the Brooklyn Nets. Later that summer, the Hawks traded for Lin, a 2025 second-round pick and the rights to swap 2023 second-round picks from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick and the rights to Isaia Cordinier. During his time with the Hawks, Lin played in 51 games, starting once, averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per game.
Lin will be playing for his eighth team in nine seasons after playing most notably for the Golden State Warriors as a rookie, the New York Knicks during “Linsanity” and a short stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. His time with the Houston Rockets is where he had the most consistency in his career playing in 153 games at about 30 minutes per game. Lin also spent a season with the Charlotte Hornets before his recent runs with the Nets and Hawks.