Lin eyes Raptors after buyout from Hawks

Atlanta Hawks veteran guard Jeremy Lin is apparently on his way to a playoff-bound team.

The Hawks officially waived Lin on Monday afternoon. And according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Lin’s next stop will be Toronto.

This season, Lin is averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes. He has appeared in 51 games this season.

The Hawks acquired Lin — along with a 2025 second-round pick and the right to swap second-round picks in 2023 — from the Brooklyn Nets last summer for guard Isaia Cordinier and a protected 2020 second-round pick.

In 457 career games with the Hawks, Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors, Lin has career averages of 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 25.8 minutes per game.