Jeremy Lin finalizing buyout with Hawks, to sign with Raptors

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin is finalizing a contract buyout, clearing the way for him to sign with the Toronto Raptors, his agents told ESPN.

Lin's salary $13.8 million for the 2018-19 season makes it impossible for a team to claim him off waivers.

Lin, 30, has averaged 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds for the Hawks this season. He has had stops with the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Hornets and Nets in his eight-plus seasons in the league.