Jeremy Lin Agrees To Buyout With Hawks, Will Sign With Raptors

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Jeremy Lin Agrees To Buyout With Hawks, Will Sign With Raptors 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:44 pm

Jeremy Lin has agreed to a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks and will sign with the Toronto Raptors once he clears waivers.


Lin was traded by the Brooklyn Nets to the Hawks this past offseason.


Lin was on an expiring contract.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Post#2 » by FreeBoosie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm

Not good news. Realgm servers are about to crash lol
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Post#5 » by DannyAingeIsGod » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm

How do non-Raptor fans feel about this move as well the acquisition of Marc Gasol?

Personally I’m happy they’re all in this year, but when I watch them play I don’t see anything special with this group at all.. in fact I’m surprised their record is as good as it is.
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Post#6 » by binjumper » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:24 pm

DannyAingeIsGod wrote:How do non-Raptor fans feel about this move as well the acquisition of Marc Gasol?

Personally I’m happy they’re all in this year, but when I watch them play I don’t see anything special with this group at all.. in fact I’m surprised their record is as good as it is.


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Post#7 » by HotelVitale » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:29 pm

Don't get it at all. I know Toronto's got a good chance to win the East but they have a great starting PG and a top-notch back up. He's not winning a title and he's not getting big minutes, so seems like a weird move to me.
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Post#8 » by vexen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:34 pm

My worst nightmare just came true... Good luck getting tickets now.. I wanna cry...
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Post#9 » by Billl » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:39 pm

Weird signing. I assume they are going to try him at the 2? It's not like they are hurting for pg's.
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Post#10 » by JunkYardDog6ix » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm

HotelVitale wrote:Don't get it at all. I know Toronto's got a good chance to win the East but they have a great starting PG and a top-notch back up. He's not winning a title and he's not getting big minutes, so seems like a weird move to me.


It's insurance in case one of our PGs gets injured , raptors just traded Delon Wright so they needed a 3rd PG. Low risk move. Raptors also like playing PGs off the ball so he can play beside Lowry/ Van Vleet
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Post#11 » by vexen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:54 pm

My worst nightmare just came true... Good luck getting tickets now.. I wanna cry... que the Raptors should start Lin over Lowry threads
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Post#12 » by HotelVitale » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:54 pm

JunkYardDog6ix wrote:
HotelVitale wrote:Don't get it at all. I know Toronto's got a good chance to win the East but they have a great starting PG and a top-notch back up. He's not winning a title and he's not getting big minutes, so seems like a weird move to me.
It's insurance in case one of our PGs gets injured , raptors just traded Delon Wright so they needed a 3rd PG. Low risk move. Raptors also like playing PGs off the ball so he can play beside Lowry/ Van Vleet


I meant I don't get it for Lin, of course you or any other team is going to take a decent player for free.
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Post#13 » by Psubs » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:04 pm

Billl wrote:Weird signing. I assume they are going to try him at the 2? It's not like they are hurting for pg's.


FVV hurt his hand. Lin will be the backup PG and FVV will spot up for 3s as Lin is a better finisher at the rim when running the P&R.
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Re: Jeremy Lin Agrees To Buyout With Hawks, Will Sign With Raptors 

Post#14 » by Mosdefinition » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:18 pm

The Lin stans are headed up north
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Post#15 » by Ben Simmons » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:31 pm

HotelVitale wrote:Don't get it at all. I know Toronto's got a good chance to win the East but they have a great starting PG and a top-notch back up. He's not winning a title and he's not getting big minutes, so seems like a weird move to me.

Lowry is too small to succeed in the playoffs, so Lin might get big minutes in the playoffs :nod:
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Post#16 » by alienpick » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:32 pm

binjumper wrote:
DannyAingeIsGod wrote:How do non-Raptor fans feel about this move as well the acquisition of Marc Gasol?

Personally I’m happy they’re all in this year, but when I watch them play I don’t see anything special with this group at all.. in fact I’m surprised their record is as good as it is.


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Post#17 » by Raptor_Guy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:49 pm

HotelVitale wrote:Don't get it at all. I know Toronto's got a good chance to win the East but they have a great starting PG and a top-notch back up. He's not winning a title and he's not getting big minutes, so seems like a weird move to me.


They have 2 point guards on their roster and they've both been hurt a lot this year, they desperately needed a point guard. Plus VanVleet and Lowry can both play off the ball a lot.
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Post#18 » by Caese » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:51 pm

Mosdefinition wrote:The Lin stans are headed up north


I take it you've never heard of Markham, Ontario. Lin stans been established
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Re: Jeremy Lin Agrees To Buyout With Hawks, Will Sign With Raptors 

Post#19 » by Caese » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 pm

DannyAingeIsGod wrote:How do non-Raptor fans feel about this move as well the acquisition of Marc Gasol?

Personally I’m happy they’re all in this year, but when I watch them play I don’t see anything special with this group at all.. in fact I’m surprised their record is as good as it is.


Funny, I feel the same way about the Celtics...except for the record part :lol:
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Post#20 » by HotelVitale » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:08 pm

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HotelVitale wrote:Don't get it at all. I know Toronto's got a good chance to win the East but they have a great starting PG and a top-notch back up. He's not winning a title and he's not getting big minutes, so seems like a weird move to me.
They have 2 point guards on their roster and they've both been hurt a lot this year, they desperately needed a point guard. Plus VanVleet and Lowry can both play off the ball a lot.


As I mentioned before, I obviously get it for the Ratpors--why not take Lin for nothing?--but not for Lin. Lowry and Van Vleet might get injured in the playoffs but that's not super likely, and the more likely scenario is Lin playing like 10 mpg behind them. Would've had more PT with many other teams.

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