Jeremy Lin arrives just in time with Raptors short-handed

Jeremy Lin didn’t have time to talk to the media before the game. He had already landed in Toronto, sent out a video to his 1.6 million followers on Instagram of snow from his hotel room with the comment, “Just landed, this Toronto weather is not playing around.” He was officially signed two hours before Wednesday night’s game against Washington: He was a Raptor.

And into the whirlwind he went. After Lin cleared waivers he officially signed, did some medical checks, participated in the team’s walkthrough that covered Washington’s tendencies, stayed later with fellow new acquisition Marc Gasol, watched some video, went to chapel with other God-fearing players, and came off the bench against the Wizards to a grand standing ovation, and with a vague idea of what the Raptors are trying to do.