NBA champion Jeremy Lin is not expected to play for the Beijing Ducks until February after being swapped out for fellow overseas player Justin Hamilton. The announcement from the Chinese Basketball Association ’s fifth-placed team came just after hours after Lin had scored 33 points in a loss to the Nanjing Monkey Kings. Centre Hamilton will join Ekpe Udoh as the overseas players for the Ducks over the next month. Lin will now miss the eight regular season games scheduled ahead of Lunar New Year and is not expected to return to action until they play the Liaoning Leopards on February 1. While Lin was scheduled to have January off as agreed between the three overseas players before the season began, the team announced that he will sit out the final game of the year on Tuesday when they play the Sichuan Blue Whales. Fatigue and injuries to a number of players were the reasons cited by the Ducks in their online statement. The former Toronto Raptors player has been heavily marked by opposition defenders in his first season in China. After 22 rounds of matches, Lin is fifth on the most-fouled list with 9.6 fouls against him per game. The four players more fouled than Lin are all foreign imports. Lin has impressed in the CBA where he has averaged 24.9 points, six rebounds, 5.7 assists and two steals per game. He has proved a favourite with fans. Beijing Ducks confirm that Jeremy Lin is swapped out for Justin Hamilton for next game. Lin's planned month break in January moved up because of fatigue and injuries. Will still play CBA All-Star Game (Jan 11-12). Expected to return to CBA on Feb 1. pic.twitter.com/Zkc3lEcHC3 — Jonathan White (@jmawhite) December 29, 2019 The team confirmed that he will still play in the CBA All-Star Weekend in Guangzhou from January 11-12. The 31-year-old won the fan vote for the North team and finished second overall to Yi Jianlian, the top vote getter in the South. Lin’s last few years in the NBA were ravaged by injury.