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Jeremy Lin says he's 'hyped' to join Toronto Raptors in Instagram post

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Jeremy Lin (NBA Getty Images)

Jeremy Lin isn't a member of the Toronto Raptors just yet, but he's excited about his new opportunity.

In an Instagram post on Monday, the veteran thanked the Atlanta Hawks and said he's "hyped" to join the Raptors before signing off with "#WeTheNorth" and "#NeverDone."

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THANK YOU to the Hawks so much for this opportunity. Coming off of 2 years of being injured, you helped me become myself again on the basketball court and allowed me to experience the joy of hoops again! Thank you to the Ressler family, to Travis, to Coach Pierce, to my teammates. An organization that does things the right way, treats people the right way! What an honor it's been to get to play with Vince the 🐐 and to watch these young guys develop. The future is bright for Atlanta!!! I truly mean that! Everyone who knows me knows how big my dreams are and that I have so much left to give to the game. Hyped to join the Raptors!! Galatians 6:9 #WeTheNorth #NeverDone

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The Hawks announced on Monday afternoon that they have requested waivers on Lin. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier in the day that he is expected to join the Raptors once he clears waivers.

Lin could be a Raptor by the middle of the week, Wojnarowski added.

Lin is averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 0.7 rebounds per game this season. It might not look like it based on those numbers, but he fills a huge need for a Raptors team looking to make a deep postseason run as a playmaker off the bench.

There's an even greater need for Lin now that Toronto's backup point guard Fred VanVleet is expected to be out for three weeks with a thumb injury.

The Raptors will host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday for their last game before All-Star Weekend.

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