Jeremy Lin 'hyped' to join Toronto Raptors in Instagram post

Lin was enjoying a dazzling breakout season in New York in 2011-12 when he brought his “Linsanity” road show to Toronto, draining a three-point dagger at the buzzer to lift the Knicks 90-87 over the Raptors.

The Hawks waived Lin on Monday, and his move to Toronto, first reported by ESPN, had “Linsanity” trending on Twitter.

Lin thanked the Hawks in his post, saying they helped him “become myself again on the basketball court and allowed me to experience the joy of hoops again!”

Lin gives the Raptors a much-needed point guard after the team traded away Delon Wright in last week’s blockbuster deal that brought Marc Gasol to Toronto.

And the team announced Monday that backup guard Fred VanVleet will be sidelined for three weeks with a ligament injury in his thumb.

Toronto will become Lin’s eighth NBA franchise, after stints with Golden State, New York, Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and this season Atlanta.

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