Toronto Raptors fans know exactly how deadly Rami Lin can be.
Lynne was enjoying the dazzling break season in New York City 2011-12 when he brought the "Linsanity" road show to Toronto, draining a three-point dagger on the buzzer to pick up the Knicks 90-87 on the Raptors. Fans of the Air Canada Center, many of whom were there to see the so-called Linsanite, broke into a mixture of mistrust and falsification.
Now Lyne is on the Toronto side.
The old guard is about to sign up with Raptors after making a purchase deal with Atlanta.
"The future is bright for Atlanta! I really mean it!" Lynn was published on Monday in Instagram. "Anyone who knows me knows how great my dreams are and that I do not have much to give to the game, and join Raptors !!"
Hanks gave up Lin on Monday, and his move to Toronto, first reported by ESPN, had a "Linsanity" rising on Twitter. The video of his buzzing whistler in Toronto made social media rounds.
Lin thanked Hoax for his role and said they helped him "to be myself again on the basketball court and let me experience the joy of hoops again!
Lynn gives Raptors a point guard after the team removed Dillon Wright to the blockbuster deal last week that brought Marc Gasol to Toronto. And the team announced on Monday that backup guard Fred and Anblatt would be pushed back for three weeks with a leg injury to the thumb.
While Raptors coach Nick Nurse can not talk about the deal, coach Kenny Atkinson, who trained Lynn in Brooklyn, did.
"A little extra for the Raptors," Atkinson said before the Nets fought against Toronto on Monday. "What I always said about Jeremy, he's a competitor of hope, a defender much better than you think, he fits the style of the game I think Nick wants to play, he's an elite competitor, everyone is competing in this league but I think there's a friend's pocket & That go above and beyond.
"Very smart, and versatile, you saw him keep Dwayne Wade in the playoffs.
Toronto will become Lynn's eighth NBA franchise after meeting Golden State, New York, Houston, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and this season in Atlanta. He appeared in 51 games for the Hawks, all but one of those reserve, averaging 10.7 points this season for nearly 47 percent shooting.
The plan to enter into an agreement with Lin comes one day after Raptors finalized the conversion of two player players Chris Boucher to a contract contract for the NBA standard.
The Raptors entered the day with a 41-16 record in second place in the Eastern Conference behind only the leading NBA Milwaukee.
Lynn has an average of 11.8 points in 457 career games. He was part of three previous playoffs running, in 2013 and 2014 with Houston in 2016 with Charlotte.
With files from the Associated Press.