Raptors' Fred VanVleet to miss at least 3 weeks with thumb injury

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The injury occurred in the second quarter of Saturday night's victory at NY.

Jeremy Lin is expected to sign with the Raptors after he finalizes a buyout with the Hawks, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Lin thanked the Hawks in his post, saying they helped him "become myself again on the basketball court and allowed me to experience the joy of hoops again!"

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Dressed in a flowing red gown, Ross was surrounded on stage by members of her family, including daughter Tracee Ellis Ross . In the video, Ross and Jaden sang her 1970 song " Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" briefly as the crowd looked on.

Lin has played in 51 games for the Hawks this season, averaging 10.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game. Adding a tenured veteran like Lin would only strengthen the roster.

Fred VanVleet will reportedly be out for at least three weeks after suffering a "partial ligament tear" to his left thumb on Saturday against the Knicks.

Lin will largely be replacing the role of backup point guard Delon Wright, who was shipped to Memphis in the Gasol trade.

Lin, 30, will need to clear waivers first, something that should be a foregone conclusion given he's set to make $12.5 million this season.

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