Raptors to sign veteran PG Lin

Jeremy Lin

The 30-year-old Lin is averaging 10.7 points per game on 46.6 per cent shooting from the field this season.

It will be interesting to see how much of a role Lin will have in the rotation but considering the difference lineups Nurse likes to throw out, expect Lin to get some playing time down the stretch and in the playoffs.

What do you think about bringing in Lin? Gasol, who spent his first 10 1/2 seasons of his National Basketball Association career with the Memphis Grizzlies before being traded to Toronto last week, learned that lesson before the Raptors played the Nets.

Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet is expected to miss at least three weeks with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb, the team announced Monday. Coach Kenny Atkinson said Carroll should return Wednesday at Cleveland.

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The plan to enter into an agreement with Lin comes one day after the Raptors finalized the conversion of two-way player Chris Boucher's contract to an National Basketball Association standard contract.

"Heck of an addition for the Raptors", Anderson said before the Nets tipped off against Toronto on Monday.

Jarrett Allen, one of the league's best defenders, guarded Leonard in the final play. He's an elite competitor.

Marc Gasol added 16 points - 11 in the fourth quarter - for the Raptors, who have won five in a row. He has been part of three previous playoff runs, in 2013 and 2014 with Houston and in 2016 with Charlotte.

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