Jazz Rumors: Veterans could be left out of rebuilding

The Utah Jazz are looking to get back to their winning ways. The future looks bright with having five lottery picks on the roster all under the age of 24. Where do veterans fit into this equation? Richard Jefferson, Marvin Williams, John Lucas, and Brandon Rush are all wondering this same question. The four veterans on the Jazz do not have guaranteed contracts next season, leaving...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Highlights from the Season

As the door slowly closes on this frustrating Utah Jazz season, I had to sit and think to myself of what the silver lining could be. Some might argue that the best thing to take away from this season is the draft pick at the end of the day. Some might say they’ve been encouraged by “development.” Those things aside, let’s think about highlights – specific moments from this...
Via TornBySports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

CC Video of the day: Fight, fight, fight!

The Jazz are one of the worst teams in the NBA while the Rockets are among the best. So it goes without saying that maybe some frustrations mounted up for Utah’s John Lucas III because he and Rocket’s Francisco Garcia squared off and began to fight at the end of the game. [follow]
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz's Lucas loses his cool in blowout loss to Rockets

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 .
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz's Lucas loses his cool in blowout loss to Rockets

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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lucas III Tries To Start Fight In Final Seconds Of Jazz-Rockets (Video)

Utah Jazz guard John Lucas III just couldn’t take his 38-point loss and go home. The Jazz got their doors blown off Monday night by the Houston Rockets, and as the final seconds ticked away, the Rockets were more than happy to just dribble out the clock and call it a night. This plan was not OK with Lucas, though. Lucas stole the ball at midcourt with just over five seconds to...
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz and Rockets nearly brawl over last play

Photo Credit: Scott G. Winterton/Deseret News We’ve all heard the cliche before: “play until the whistle blows.” However, it is an unwritten rule in the NBA that if one team is dribbling out the clock at the end of the game, play is essentially over. That was the case as Rockets point guard Isaiah Canaan was attempted to do just that to seal Houston’s 124-86 blowout of the...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jazz-Rockets nearly ends in a fight

The end of the Rockets-Jazz game Monday night looked like it was about to turn into a boxing match as Jazz’s John Lucas III and Rockets’ Francisco Garcia squared off and put up their fists in a near fight.  It all started when Lucas stole the ball from Isaiah Canaan who was trying to dribble out the clock of a 38-point win, 124-86. Garcia pushed Lucas and the scuffle ensued...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz Players Filled Rookie Rudy Gobert’s Car With Popcorn Because He Forgot To Bring Donuts (Photos)

Jazz rookie Rudy Gobert was supposed to bring donuts Monday’s shoot around.  He forgot…so his veteran teammates filled his car completely with popcorn. Ah, the joys of being a rookie. John Lucas uploaded a video to Instagram after the prank saying, “When you don’t do your rookie duties, this is what happens to you,” to which Gobert jokingly commented “F*** ya’ll....
Via Beyond The Buzzer
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Player John Lucas III Says He Deserved Benching, ‘I Wasn’t Playing Good, Why Would I Stay on the Court?’

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...
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

John Lucas III’s Twitter account got verified after LeBron dunked on him

There are many ways to get your Twitter account verified and it appears that Utah Jazz guard John Lucas the third got his verified after LeBron James dunked on him. As we hop into the wayback machine, John was a member of the Chicago Bulls and this dunk in January of 2012 sent shockwaves through the Interwebs: Now, thanks to Alex Kennedy, we learn that Twitter sprung into action...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

John Lucas III looks to be the Jazz starting point guard for opener

Back on October 14, we found out that Utah Jazz rookie point guard Trey Burke had a broken finger on his shooting hand and was going to require surgery that could put him out for upwards of three months. Considering the Jazz are in a rebuilding mode and partially banking on Burke having a Damian Lillard-type of rookie season, they didn't have a ton of options at point guard left...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

With help from Johns, Trey Burke moves past summer league

Apologies to Jazz point John Lucas III but in these parts when someone drops the name "John" it really only refers to one person. The name-drop is usually paired with a second name but not a surname. John and Karl like bread and butter like pick and roll. We get it. We know who John is. But Trey Burke being new here and trying to be helpful offered clarification as training...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Free Agency Grade

Utah Jazz: Free Agency Brandon Hartman: VP of Content/Hoopstuff Moves Made: Traded for Brandon Rush (1 year, 4 Million) Traded for Richard Jefferson (1 year, 11 Million) Traded for Andris Biedrins (1 year, 9 Million) Signed John Lucas (2 years, 3.2 Million) Despite never winning an NBA Championship, the Jazz have always earned respect by battling it out with the larger market teams...
Via HoopStuff
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: What Projected Second Stringers MUST Work On

Utah Jazz: What Projected Second Stringers MUST Work On By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher PG: John Lucas III- Field Goal Percentage - Lucas is an NBA fan favorite, for being so small and such an electrifying scorer at times, with absolutely no fear, but if he wants to truly help this team, he needs to improve on his efficiency, because he is a very inefficient scorer, from the...
Via HoopStuff
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jazz sign free-agent guard Lucas

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. He is...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

John Lucas Decides On Utah Jazz For Next Destination

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...
Via FF Locker Room
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: John Lucas III To Sign With Jazz

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, 5-year NBA veteran, John Lucas III, has agreed to sign with the Utah Jazz. The 30-year-old point guard averaged 5.3 points, 1.7 assists and 1 rebound in 13 minutes per game for the Toronto Raptors this season.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

John Lucas III Agrees To Deal With Jazz

John Lucas III has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz. Lucas spent last season with the Toronto Raptors.
Via RealGM
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Wizards Interested In Eric Maynor, Beno Udrih & John Lucas III For Backup PG

The Washington Wizards will seek a backup point guard for John Wall in free agency and reportedly have interest in Eric Maynor who averaged 4.5 ppg and 2.8 apg with the Thunder/Blazers, Beno Udrih, 8.2 ppg and 4.6 apg with Bucks/Magic and John Lucas III, 5.3 ppg and 1.7 apg with the Raptors. According to the Washington Post: The Wizards still have four or five roster spots to fill...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors Decline Option On John Lucas III

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Toronto Raptors have surprisingly declined the team option for 2013-14 on John Lucas III’s contract. The sixth-year point guard averaged 5.3 points, 1.7 assists and 1 rebound in 13.1 minutes per game this season for Toronto as a backup point guard. He was originally intended to be the third-string point guard, but ended up playing a bigger...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors Decline Option On John Lucas III

The Toronto Raptors have declined the contract option on John Lucas III on Friday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Lucas was a favorite of Dwane Casey and a good locker room guy as the Raptors' third point guard. Lucas averaged 5.3 points, 1.7 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game.
Via RealGM
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

With John Lucas III comparing the wounded Bull to Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson, Derrick Rose should entirely heal and return next autumn

Comparing Chicago’s superstar to the Vikings Adrian Peterson, Toronto Raptors point guard John Lucas III predicts shelved Bull Derrick Rose will return to the hardwood as dominant as Minnesota’s elite running back did on the gridiron last season. The 24-year-old Rose, a three-time NBA All-Star who became the youngest player ever to earn the Most Valuable Player award in 2011...
Via Sports by Colin
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Raptors break out the Harlem Shake

posted by Romy AquinoIt was only a matter of time before a Toronto Raptors Harlem Shake video was going to surface on YouTube.  And there was no question that it would be Amir Johnson that would be leading the charge.  The YouTube phenomena continues with the Toronto Raptors....except they put their own spin on it courtesy of John Lucas III.  HIP HOOP JUNKIES linkage!Twitter:...
Via Hip Hoop Junkies
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls Offer Of Boozer/Robinson For Bargnani/Lucas Remains Open For Raptors

Reports have ceased since it was made known that the Bulls and Raptors had exploratory talks about a move that would send Carlos Boozer to the Raptors and Andrea Bargnani to the Bulls.  With the trade deadline a week away, it is now being reported that the Bulls are willing to give up Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson for Andrea Bargnani and former Bull, John Lucas III.  The ball...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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