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John Lucas | Guard | #11

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 166
College: Oklahoma State

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Wolves waive G John Lucas.
He's only played 10 minutes all season and is usually on the inactive list. Lucas is 34 years old and may have a tough time catching on with another team on anything more than a 10-day deal. Sat, Jan 7, 2017 02:27:00 PM

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John Lucas III has made Minnesota's final roster.

Fellow camp invitees Rasual Butler and Toure Murry were released, so Lucas will stick around for now as emergency depth behind Ricky Rubio, Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 02:12:00 PM

John Lucas has reportedly agreed to a training camp deal with the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves will be bringing in both Lucas and Toure Murry to compete for a roster spot in Minnesota, but there are no guarantees that either guy will be able to displace one of the already guaranteed contracts on the roster. If, however, Lucas does wind up earning himself a regular-season contract with the Timberwolves, he'll just be serving as the third-string point guard on the roster.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:35:00 AM

Veteran guard John Lucas has joined the D-League player pool in the hopes of getting a call from an NBA team.

The 33-year-old guard failed to make the Heat's final roster this summer, but he would be looking at a very limited role if an NBA team snatched him up. He is not on the fantasy radar.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 12:31:00 PM

John Lucas (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Monday's preseason game against the Spurs.

He's not a lock to make the team, and each game spent on the sidelines further hurts his chances. There's no reason to draft Lucas in any league.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 06:53:00 PM

John Lucas (hamstring) will not play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

Lucas is fighting for a roster spot on the Heat, so this injury certainly isn't helping his chances. Lucas will be a fantasy afterthought even if makes the team.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 06:06:00 PM

John Lucas III (tight hamstring) will not play vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

This won't improve Lucas' odds of making the final roster. The 32-year-old journeyman has played for five teams in his seven-year career, averaging 4.8 points on 38.4 percent shooting.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Heat sign G John Lucas.

It's a training camp invite. Lucas is a long shot to make the final roster.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 11:54:00 AM

John Lucas will reportedly attend Miami's training camp on a non-guaranteed deal.

Lucas owns career-averages of 4.8 points and 1.5 assists per game on 38.4 percent shooting. Even if he makes Miami's opening-night roster, he won't be worth owning in any league.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 04:31:00 PM

John Lucas was reportedly seen working out with some Heat players in advance of training camp.

The Heat are said to be looking for some guard depth heading into training camp, so it's certainly possible Lucas is extended a camp invite. However, he'll have some stiff competition to make the regular-season roster in Miami, so there's no reason to give him a second thought on draft day.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 04:01:00 PM

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Pistons are still hoping to re-sign John Lucas.

Lucas has drawn interest from the Magic, Spurs, Mavericks and Clippers, so the Pistons may have to move fast in order to keep him. Lucas saw just 13.0 minutes per game in Detroit last season, so the veteran point guard won't be factor in fantasy leagues regardless of where he lands.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Pistons PG John Lucas III stepped up in 22 minutes off the bench Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-11 field goals with three assists and two steals.

Lucas also made one 3-pointer, taking full advantage of extra playing time with Reggie Jackson under the weather and Spencer Dinwiddie leaving early with a sprained ankle. Lucas has been nowhere near fantasy relevance since coming to Detroit but that could chance if R-Jax and Dinwiddie both sit out Wednesday's game. Stay tuned.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 09:57:00 PM

The Pistons will sign G John Lucas for the remainder of the season according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

With Reggie Jackson running the show in Detroit, Lucas will be battling rookie Spencer Dinwiddie for limited minutes off the bench for the remainder of the season. Leave Lucas on the wire.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 01:01:00 PM

John Lucas III is likely to be signed for the remainder of the 2014-15 season after his second 10-day contract expires.

Lucas is nothing more than a backup point guard, and with averages of 4.8 points and 4.2 assists on the season, he's not making a blip on the radar in standard fantasy leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 01:00:00 PM

The Pistons have signed John Lucas III to a second 10-day contract.

Once this deal expires, the Pistons will have to decide whether to sign Lucas for the rest of the season or cut him. With their next game nine days away, the team will more or less have to come to that decision over the All-Star break, but fantasy owners can feel free to leave Lucas on the wire regardless.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015 11:06:00 AM

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