JOHN LUCAS RUMORS & GOSSIP
The Utah Jazz have traded G John Lucas III, F Malcolm Thomas, and F/C Erik Murphy to the Cleveland Cavaliers for G Carrick Felix, 2015 2nd round pick, and $1M. This trade is most beneficial to the Cavs because this gives Cleveland 3 non guaranteed contracts, which helps in their pursuit of All Star forward Kevin Love.
NBA insider for Yahoo, Adrian Wojnarowski, (Woj), has said â...
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The Cavs and Jazz have made completed a 4 player trade.
Utah receive: Carrick Felix (33rd overall pick 2013), future 2nd round draft pick and $1 million in cash.
Cleveland receive: John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy
Why did the Cavs pull the trigger on this trade? All three contracts they received are non guaranteed deals.
In Murphy, Lucas...
Utah Jazz guard John Lucas III wasn't just going to watch an embarrassing loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday go into the books.
As the Rockets were dribbling out the final seconds of a 124-86 victory, Lucas stole the ball an attempted to make it 36-point loss instead of 38.
But not only did fail at that, he shoved and was prepared to get into a fist fight with Rockets guard...
John Lucas III did not have an easy path to the NBA. After going undrafted out of Oklahoma State, Lucas played in Italy, Spain, China and the D-League around a couple of stints with the Rockets and Bulls. His roundabout journey to the league has given him a unusually humble perspective.
Lucas has finally found a place in the NBA, first as a member of the Toronto Raptors last season...
The Utah Jazz have signed free-agent guard John Lucas III, who played last season with the Toronto Raptors.
The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists in 13.1 minutes in a career-high 63 games last season, his fifth in the NBA.
Lucas, who has also played in Houston and Chicago, has career averages of 5.1 points, 1.5 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, guard John Lucas has decided to head to the Utah Jazz. Lucas, who averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists a game last season with the Toronto Raptors will give the Jazz a solid option behind rookie Trey Burke.
Lucas, who has played in the NBA since the 2005-06 season with the Houston Rockets, has also played with the Chicago Bulls, Raptors and spent three...
John Lucas III doesn't look the part of a third-stringer. The diminutive point guard carries himself with pride and purpose, and talks excitedly about what he and the rest of the Toronto Raptors feel that they can accomplish this season.
SCREEN WITH ENVY
This pick came late in the 3rd quarter of Thursday nightâ€™s Heat/Bulls showdown in Miami. The heat won this game 83-72 on their home-court.
LeBronâ€™s screen looks perfectly acceptable to me, but Bulls backup point guard, John Lucas looked less that thrilled. He approached LeBron after the play was whistled dead and had to be restrained by Chicago forward, CarlosBoozer.
DUDE HAS HOPS
LeBron James had one of the best alley-oops we have ever witnessed Sunday afternoon during his Miami Heatâ€™s matchup against the Chicago Bulls. Â LeBron literally jumped over John Lucas to complete the alley-oop. Â You can expect to see this highloght over and over again.
Even Bill Simmons was extremely impressed:
I canâ€™t stop watching this LeBron dunk. Will be interesting...
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John Lucas III scored a career-high 25 points filling in for injured Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 78-64 on Wednesday for their third victory in three nights.
Lucas, starting for the first time in his 70-game NBA career, was at the point in place of MVP Rose, who was out with a sprained big left toe. Lucas played 45 minutes, had eight assists, eight...
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January 11, 2012