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John Lucas | Guard

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 166
College: Oklahoma State
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John Lucas III has reportedly turned down the chance to workout for the Lakers, and will sign a lucrative deal in China.
We can't blame him for not wanting to join the Lakers, as they have been a mess early on this season. Lucas also wanted a chance to sign with the Bulls but it never came to fruition. Needless to say, you can leave him on the waiver wire in all leagues. Nov 19 - 9:19 AM

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Free agent John Lucas III has reportedly rebuffed interest from teams in the NBA and China, in the hopes of landing a long-term deal with the Bulls.

The Thunder, Pacers and Grizzlies have all reportedly expressed interest in Lucas, but they were likely offering short-term deals without a season-long guarantee. It's doubtful if he'll get such security in Chicago, as Aaron Brooks has been playing very well off the Bulls' bench, but for now he's holding out for a better deal.
Source: Real GM
Nov 5 - 7:07 PM

John Lucas III is a candidate to join the Oklahoma City Thunder if they are granted an injury exception by Wednesday.

Lucas joins Ish Smith, Diante Garrett, and Michael Jenkins as candidates to be added to Oklahoma City's roster if the exemption is granted by the league. While the Thunder are in desperate need of backcourt depth with Russell Westbrook set to miss the next month, none of the aforementioned players should be picked up in standard fantasy leagues if they sign with OKC.
Nov 4 - 10:33 AM

The Washington Wizards are close to signing G John Lucas III, according to league sources.

With Brad Beal set to miss six weeks, Lucas would provide the Wizards with some much-need backcourt depth. The 31-year-old owns career averages of just 4.8 points, 1.0 boards, and 1.4 assists, so his fantasy value is essentially non-existent if and when he signs with the Wizards.
Source: ESPN
Oct 21 - 10:28 AM

The Celtics have officially waived John Lucas III.

He was never expected to remain with the team. He has no fantasy value and we will update you if another teams scoops him up.
Source: Marc Stein
Sep 28 - 5:20 PM

John Lucas III was traded to the Celtics on Thursday.

He was the opening-night starter for the Jazz in the 2013-14 season, but now he doesn't have a guaranteed deal. Lucas won't be making the Celtics roster.
Sep 25 - 8:06 PM

John Lucas was traded to the Cavs on Tuesday.

He has a non-guaranteed deal and the Cavs just did this to set up another possible move. Lucas had some interest from the Bulls before this deal, and he's still likely to not wind up with the Cavs this upcoming season.
Jul 22 - 7:08 PM

The Bulls have interest in acquiring John Lucas III.

He's a favorite of coach Tom Thibodeau and it would likely be at the veteran minimum. Lucas started for the Jazz to start the season while Trey Burke dealt with a hand injury in 2013-14, but he didn't play well. He'd just be insurance for Derrick Rose.
Jul 19 - 12:31 PM

The Jazz would like to retain free agent PG John Lucas III as a mentor for Trey Burke and Dante Exum.

Lucas is slated to earn $1.6 million next season but his deal is fully unguaranteed, so the Jazz have the option to let him enter free agency or keep him on a reasonable salary. It was reported in mid-June that they were likely to bring him back, which makes sense given their apparent and logical desire for a veteran guard on the roster.
Jun 29 - 7:22 PM

John Lucas is expected to be back for the second year of his deal with the Jazz.

The Jazz could wind up trading him, but if not he has a non-guaranteed deal until January. Lucas drew six starts last season with Trey Burke out due to injury, but didn't play well with his 27.9 percent from the field in those outings. He has no fantasy value.
Jun 18 - 5:48 PM

John Lucas III (right ankle sprain) played three minutes in his return on Sunday, scoring one point at the free throw line.

Needless to say, Lucas shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters as long as starting PG Trey Burke and primary backup Diante Garrett are both healthy.
Mar 16 - 9:45 PM

John Lucas (ankle) went through shootaround on Sunday, and said he's ready to play if called upon.

Lucas is nothing more than a backup, and he is averaging 4.1 points and essentially nothing else on the season. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 16 - 1:12 PM

John Lucas III (ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

He is out of his walking boot and has a shot to be active. Lucas is out of the rotation anyway, so he can be ignored everywhere with respect to fantasy leagues.
Mar 15 - 8:14 PM

John Lucas III (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

He is out of his walking boot and should make it back in the near future. Still, Lucas has no fantasy value with Trey Burke healthy, Diante Garrett playing well and Alec Burks also handling the ball more.
Mar 14 - 7:28 PM

John Lucas III (ankle) will not play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

He is in a walking boot and could miss more time. Lucas has fallen to third on the point-guard depth chart and has no fantasy value.
Mar 12 - 7:59 PM

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