The Toronto Raptors officially signed veteran guard Jeremy Lin.
The 30-year-old arrived just hours before tip-off Wednesday and took part in a Raptors walkthrough.
“Just landed. This Canada weather not playing around,” he wrote in a social media posting showing a photo of wintry Toronto.
Lin’s move to the Raptors had been widely reported but was not announced officially until two hours before Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards.
“He’s a good player,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Lin. “We want to get good players on the floor … I’m excited to see him.”
With Fred VanVleet out with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb, Lin immediately moved into the backup point guard spot behind Kyle Lowry.
Lin averaged 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 51 games with the Atlanta Hawks this season before being bought out by the club.
The California native became the first American of Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA after he joined the Golden State Warriors in 2010.
The six-foot-three 200-pounder appeared in 457 career NBA games over nine seasons with Golden State (2010-11), New York (2011-12), Houston (2012-14), the Lakers (2014-15), Charlotte (2015-16), Brooklyn (2016-18) and Atlanta (2018-19).
“Let’s see what he looks like in a Raptors jersey,” Nurse said.
After Wednesday, the Raptors are off until Feb. 22 when DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs come to town.
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