Raptors' Fred VanVleet to miss at least 3 weeks with thumb injury

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Linsanity is coming to Canada.

The buyout is expected to be finalized by Monday and Lin may sign with the Raptors as soon as mid-week, according to agents Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery via ESPN.

Jeremy Lin, the first American of Chinese or Taiwan ancestry to play in the National Basketball Association, is finalizing a contract buyout with Atlanta to set up signing with Toronto, his agents told ESPN.

Lin, 30, will need to clear waivers first, something that should be a foregone conclusion given he's set to make $12.5 million this season. He appeared in 51 games for the Hawks, all but one of those as a reserve, averaging 10.7 points this season on almost 47 percent shooting. The Raptors will be Lin's eighth team in his eight-plus years in the league, following stints with the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Hornets, and Nets. They signed forwards Chris Boucher and Malcolm Miller on Sunday to help fill the void, but Lin is a more significant addition.

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VanVleet has been the backup point guard to Kyle Lowry.

He suffered the injury in the second quarter of Saturday's win in NY.

Lin has averaged 11.8 points in 457 career games.