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Jeremy Lin’s Rave Reviews in Toronto Raptors Debut; Coach Nick Nurse Wants a More Aggressive Lin

Jeremy Lin’s Rave Reviews in Toronto Raptors Debut; Coach Nick Nurse Wants a More Aggressive Lin

It was everything that is expected from Toronto Raptors fans who gave such a warm welcome Jeremy Lin in his debut, a mere hours away after signing his contract. Standing ovation, raucous cheers when Jeremy Lin made his first basket, electric atmosphere when Lowry and Lin showed immediate PG-to-PG chemistry by connecting a few times even when Jeremy admittedly only knew three plays in the Toronto Raptors playbook. Jeremy tweeted his appreciation to Toronto fans for the standing ovation and love, “Hectic day but ended with a win (even though I only knew three plays lol)!! Thank you Toronto for the standing O and the love!”. He posted three pictures showing his joyous celebration sc... »

Game 59 Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors: The Much Anticipated Linsanity Raptors Debut

Game 59 Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors: The Much Anticipated Linsanity Raptors Debut

Jeremy Lin is expected to clear waivers around 5pm tomorrow, get signed, get suited up to make his Toronto debut to help the Raptors against Washington Wizards in the last game before the All-Star Break Lin will clear waivers around 5pm tomorrow and it shouldn't take the Raptors long to get him signed, suited up and ready to play. He's expected to make his Toronto debut against Washington on Wednesday. — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) February 12, 2019 In a classy move, Jeremy Lin posted in Instagram that he requested permission from ex-Raptors player Jonas Valunciunas, to wear his #17 jersey number because Kyle Lowry already wears #7. Although it is not necessary, Lin acknowledged... »

Game 58 Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors: No Lin Yet But He Is Coming Soon

Game 58 Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors: No Lin Yet But He Is Coming Soon

Jeremy Lin’s agents expected the buyout with the Hawks to be finalized as soon as Monday so Jeremy Lin could sign with the Raptors as soon as midweek. He might even be available to play against Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 This may be the only night the Raptors have this dilemma. It takes 48 hours to clear waivers so, while it'll be tight, Lin could theoretically sign and be available for Wednesday's game vs Washington. — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) February 11, 2019 The next game would be 9 days later after the All-Star Break against San Antonio Spurs at home on Feb 22, 2019. »

7 Years After Linsanity Game-Winner in Toronto, Jeremy Lin Finally Joins Toronto Raptors

7 Years After Linsanity Game-Winner in Toronto, Jeremy Lin Finally Joins Toronto Raptors

7 years after the infamous Linsanity game-winner on Valentine Day in 2012 (Feb 14), Jeremy Lin will finally join Toronto Raptors.┬áJeremy Lin is finalizing a buyout with Atlanta, clearing the way for him to sign with Toronto, agents Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery tell ESPN. 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 It is not surprising that Jeremy Lin will join the Toronto Raptors because historically, he has performed his best against the Raptors averaging 16.9 points per game compared to any other team. Linsanity always seemed to com... »

Game 56 Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks: 7-Year Anniversary of Lin vs Kobe

Game 56 Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks: 7-Year Anniversary of Lin vs Kobe

Seven years ago today, Jeremy Lin dropped 38 points on the Lakers. Many Knicks fans still longingly remember the excitement that Lin brought to the Madison Square Garden. While Lin fans dream for the day that Jeremy can recapture the passion and confidence that filled him during Linsanity run, it is good to reminisce what made him special to rise up to the occasion to dethrone the Los Angeles Lakers champ at the peak of the Linsanity period. His determination, confidence, and trust from Coach Mike D’Antoni to put the ball in his hands to create plays were very special Perhaps one of NBA teams such as Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, and other playoff contenders will consider signin... »

Game 55 Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks: Jeremy Lin Is Open To Buyout; Will Let Agent Handle Potential Buyout Talk

Game 55 Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks: Jeremy Lin Is Open To Buyout; Will Let Agent Handle Potential Buyout Talk

With the March 1 deadline for buyout looming less than three weeks away, Jeremy Lin shared in an interview that he will let his agent handle the potential buyout talk There is a follow-up article on Lin’s potential for buyout, “Lin on why he felt as likely to be traded as any point in his career”, The Athletic. There are some key points: – Lin felt there was just 10% chance he would be traded on 2/7 based on what his representation had told him – When asked about buyout conversation, Lin said he’ll let his agent handle the potential buyout conversations. “And in what could be a way to deflect giving a direct answer, he said he wasn’t aware of a... »

Game 54 Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks Did Not Trade Veterans Or Entertain Buyout, Now What?

Game 54 Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks Did Not Trade Veterans Or Entertain Buyout, Now What?

The February 7 trade deadline passed at 3pm EST but the Hawks did not make any meaningful trade moves for the veterans as expected to turn them to 1st or 2nd round draft picks. Per league source, the Hawks also have no plans to buyout any veterans (e.g. Jeremy Lin, Kent Bazemore, Dewayne Dedmon, Vince Carter) still on the roster. Usually, buyouts for veterans will help them to play for other teams if the current team will focus on giving playing time to develop young players. I'm also told by a league source that the Hawks have no plans to buyout any veterans still on the roster. — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) February 7, 2019 It will be important to hear what GM Travis Schlenk... »

Game 53 Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards: Narrowing Down Potential Lin Suitors Before The Feb 7 Trade Deadline

Game 53 Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards: Narrowing Down Potential Lin Suitors Before The Feb 7 Trade Deadline

Will Jeremy Lin get traded? Or will he stay put as an Atlanta Hawk after the February 7 trade deadline passes? Those are the questions running through many Jeremy Lin fans who are faithfully watching their favorite player’s minutes continue to drop before the looming deadline. In the last 3 games, Lin’s playing time has dipped below 20 minutes (19, 11, 14) and the trend might continue in tonight’s game vs Washington Wizards. Has a trade related to Lin been finalized so it makes sense to phase him out of the Hawks playing rotation? Or it is a matter of giving more playing time to developing young Atlanta Hawks players as they have shown improvement lately. A Case of Showcasi... »

Game 52 Atlanta Hawks v Phoenix Suns: Will Lin’s Reduced Minutes Continue?

Game 52 Atlanta Hawks v Phoenix Suns: Will Lin’s Reduced Minutes Continue?

With 3 games left before the February 7 trade deadline, Jeremy Lin received an inexplicable 11 minutes of playing time in the Utah Jazz game. His season average is 20 minutes. The minutes were sporadic throughout 4 quarters (2.5, 3.5, 4, 1.5) and certainly did not allow any players to get into playing rhythm. Will it be a new pattern to reduce Lin’s minutes before he is traded or for the rest of the season with the Hawks. With a back-to-back game tonight, Lin fans can see if the pattern of low minutes would continue. 11 min game is not acceptable ­čśá If Lin is not traded by Feb 7, his camp should negotiate a buyout. Playoff teams'll fight for his service. If he stays the rest of the ... »

Game 51 Atlanta Hawks v Utah Jazz: 6 Days Left Before the Feb 7 Trade Deadline

Game 51 Atlanta Hawks v Utah Jazz: 6 Days Left Before the Feb 7 Trade Deadline

With 6 days left before the Feb 7 Trade Deadline, the NBA is digesting the surprise trade of discontent Kristaps Porzingis from New York Knicks to Dallas Mavericks. Another impending trade could be Anthony Davis who is rumored to want to join LeBron James at Los Angeles Lakers. They also share the same agent so it’s suspected that the players engineered the move to force the trade to LA Lakers by publicly stating Davis won’t resign with the Pelicans next year. New York has agreed with Dallas on trade that includes Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., for Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan, league sources tell ESPN. Players and agents are being not... »