Lin signed a contract Tuesday with the Beijing Shougang Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, Kevin Wang of ESPN.com reports.
After expressing frustration at the lack of quality offers he received from NBA teams in free agency this summer, Lin will make the jump to China to continue his playing career. The 31-year-old captured his first NBA title as a member of the Raptors in 2018-19, but played a bit role during the postseason run, appearing in just eight playoff games and averaging 3.4 minutes. Though Lin stayed relatively healthy across stops in Atlanta and Toronto last season, injuries limited him to only 37 games the prior two years and seem to have hindered his efforts to remain a viable NBA rotation player. He'll look to prove he still has something left in the tank in China before potentially returning to North America when the CBA season concludes in February or March.
Lin (back) will be available for Game 4, but he's unlikely to factor into the game plan, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Lin has been battling a sore back and while he'll be an option in case of emergency, it doesn't sound as though he's healthy enough to make much of an impact.
Lin (back) is officially questionable for Game 4 against Philadelphia, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Lin's missed the past two games due to back spasms. A third-straight absence wouldn't have much of an effect on Toronto's rotations considering Lin's seen just 16 total minutes of run in four postseason appearances.
Lin is out for Thursday's Game 3 against the 76ers due to back spasms, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Lin is a late scratch for Thursday's contest, though is absence isn't too concerning given that he has yet to see more than six minutes per game in the postseason. Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell could see extra minutes as a result of Lin's absence.
Lin finished with 20 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 27 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Knicks on Monday.
After a string of mediocre performances, Lin turned in a strong game, leading the Raptors in scoring. He got some extra run with Kawhi Leonard (rest) out, but with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet both healthy, Lin was once again relegated to the bench. He can't be counted on for games like this as he's too far down the pecking order in Toronto.
Lin finished with three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three assists and two rebounds over 17 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the Pistons on Sunday.
Lin drew his second consecutive start but yielded playing time to Fred VanVleet (31 minutes) who made his return to the lineup after missing 12 games with a thumb injury. Lin has had very minimal production in his brief time with Toronto, and once Kyle Lowry (ankle) is healthy and VanVleet gets back to game speed, Lin's role should be scaled back tremendously.
Lin will start in Sunday's game against the Pistons, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
Lin will draw his second straight start with usual-starter Kyle Lowry out with a sprained ankle. Lin is averaging 20.5 minutes per game over his last 11 games, and could see a slight increase with the starters.
Lin will start Thursday's game against the Lakers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
With Kyle Lowry (ankle) sidelined, coach Nick Nurse will deploy Lin at point guard. Since joining the Raptors, he's averaging 7.7 points, 2.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 20.5 minutes.
Lin totaled eight points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists and one rebound across 21 minutes in Monday's 126-101 loss to the Cavaliers.
The Raptors were dismantled Monday, in large part due to losing two players mid-game. Serge Ibaka was ejected for a fight and Kyle Lowry left the game with an injury, paving the way for bench players to see more minutes. Lin received the most minutes of the bunch, but struggled from three and didn't contribute much else. If Lowry misses extended time, Lin could see an uptick in minutes and value.
Lin will draw the start in Sunday's game against the Pistons, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
With Kawhi Leonard resting on Sunday, Lin moves into the starting five and draws the spot start. Lin could see a larger role as he joins the starting five, however he will likely be bumped back to the bench when Leonard returns.
Lin put up eight points (3-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Raptors' 129-120 win over the Wizards.
Coach Nick Nurse had no reservations about making extensive use of Lin in his team debut. With Delon Wright now in Memphis and Fred VanVleet (thumb) likely sidelined through late March, Lin immediately stepped in as the top guard off the bench and produced some useful numbers across the board. Lin's usage might trend down a bit when superstar Kawhi Leonard (knee) returns after the All-Star break, but his clear path to a 20-plus-minute role might be enough to make him interesting in 12-team leagues.
Lin (not injury related) will make his Raptors debut Wednesday against the Wizards, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
Lin signed his contract just hours before the Raptors are set to tip off, and he'll be slotted in as a backup point guard during his debut with the team. With Fred VanVleet (thumb) out for about a month, Lin should settle into a solid backcourt role with Toronto. With Atlanta this season, he was averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds across 19.7 minutes -- production that seems reasonable to expect from him moving forward.
Lin (not injury related) is expected to play Wednesday against Washington, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
As predicted, Lin will take the court for the first time as a Raptor on Wednesday, shortly after waiting out the 48-hour waiver period. Toronto is in need of depth at point guard after Fred VanVleet (thumb) was ruled out for the next few weeks, so Lin is in line to serve as the backup behind Kyle Lowry until VanVleet is cleared to return.
Lin could make his Raptors debut as early as Wednesday against the Wizards, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
Lin finalized a buyout with the Hawks on Monday, but he'll be subject to a 48-hour waiver period before he can officially join the Raptors. That would give him only a few hours before Wednesday night's game, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Toronto throws him into the fire right away -- particularly after the team announced Fred VanVleet will miss several weeks with a left thumb injury.
Lin is expected to sign with the Raptors after his buyout with the Hawks is finalized, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Hawks agreed to a buyout with Lin after failing to find a suitable trade partner prior to last week's deadline. Lin will provide a veteran presence in Toronto's backcourt, though it's unclear how much he'll play with his new team with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet (thumb) already present. Across 51 games this season, Lin is averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes.
Lin tallied 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds, and one block in 22 minutes during Sunday's 124-108 loss to the Magic.
Lin continues to flirt with 12-team value, ending Sunday's loss with 12 points in 22 minutes. This is about his ceiling right now due to his limited playing time. He is apparently seeking a buyout after the Hawks failed to find a suitable trade prior to Thursday's trade deadline. A move is unlikely to improve his outlook and he is currently more suited to deeper formats.
Lin registered 13 points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 24 minutes Monday in the Hawks' 123-118 win over the Clippers.
Lin has settled into a nice groove of late as one of the Hawks' primary scorers on the second unit. The reserve guard has topped 10 points in each of the past four contests while shooting 45 percent from the field and chipping in 4.0 assists per game. That sort of production offers value in deeper fantasy leagues.
Lin tallied 15 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four assists, and two rebounds in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 121-101 win over the Bulls.
Lin has scored 15 points in consecutive contests, this following a three-game steak of single-digit scoring and one missed game due to illness. Lin isn't shooting the ball as well as he did back in November (56.0 FG, 47.9 3Pt, 84.0 FT), but he's delivering comparable counting stats here in January. Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has made it a priority to avoid overworking rookie point guard Trae Young, which bodes well for Lin's fantasy value as long as he isn't traded before the deadline, especially since the two share the floor sometimes as well.
Lin (illness) is not on the injury report for Saturday's game against the Celtics.
As expected after he participated in practice Thursday, Lin has been cleared to play after an illness kept him out of Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City. Starting point guard Trae Young, however, is questionable with an illness of his own, so if Young is sidelined, Lin would be in line to start against Boston.
Lin (illness) participated in Thursday's practice, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Lin was sidelined for Tuesday's game against the Thunder due to an illness, but the point guard appears to have put it behind him. The Hawks still have two days before they play again Saturday against the Celtics, so Lin should be healthy and available to play by then.
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