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John Lucas | Guard

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 166
College: Oklahoma State
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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

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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

John Lucas sprained his ankle during Tuesday's practice and will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Lucas' availability vs. the Mavs shouldn't have any impact on fantasy lineups. He's played five minutes in the past five games combined, and is shooting just 33.7 percent on the season.
Mar 11 - 2:50 PM

John Lucas did not leave Utah's bench during Sunday's loss to the Pacers.

Lucas sat out Friday's shootaround with a stomach ailment but his absence on Sunday was more in line with a DNP-CD. He's played a total of nine minutes in Utah's past nine games.
Mar 2 - 11:09 PM

John Lucas (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Cavs.

Per the Jazz, Lucas is dealing with "gastric distress." He was likely to be a DNP-CD anyway.
Feb 28 - 10:53 AM

John Lucas (back) did not play against the Warriors on Friday.

He has a lower back strain from his 21 minutes of action on Monday. Lucas won't have fantasy value in almost any league unless Trey Burke (illness) can't go.
Jan 31 - 3:35 PM

John Lucas missed all seven of his field goal attempts on Wednesday, finishing with one point, one board, no assists and two turnovers in 15 minutes.

He lost his playing time to Diante Garrett tonight, which is pretty much all you need to know about his outlook until Trey Burke is out. Lucas is one the least valuable starting point guard in fantasy right now.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 01:58:00 AM

John Lucas will start at point guard in Monday night's game against the Nuggets.

He wasn't the starter, but was basically getting starters' minutes at 27.4 per game. Lucas has done a decent job running the offense, but coach Ty Corbin will stick him with the first unit a little more than he's been doing. This isn't much of a bump to his low fantasy value.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 07:27:00 PM

John Lucas started at point guard for the Jazz on Friday, hitting just 2-of-10 shots for five points with just one assist to his stat line in 31 minutes.

Ouch. Even when he's getting the minutes he's no lock to produce, and unless you're in a deeper format there's not a whole lot to see here. Backup Jamaal Tinsley played 17 minutes and had four points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 02:51:00 AM

John Lucas played 37 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday, shooting 2-of-7 from the field for eight points with one board, five assists and two 3-pointers.

Jamaal Tinsley played just eight minutes off the bench, so the starting point guard job clearly looks like it's Lucas' to lose. Although, Trey Burke was out of his splint today, so JL3 might not be keeping his job for too long.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:55:00 AM

John Lucas III is listed as the probable starting PG for Utah on Wednesday.

The lineup is a placeholder and Tyrone Corbin can change it prior to tip-off, but it seems Lucas has edged out Jamaal Tinsley for the starting job. Lucas had a forgettable preseason but he's worth a look for a handful of 3-pointers and assists until Trey Burke (finger) returns.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:51:00 PM

The Jazz haven't decided whether to start John Lucas III or Jamaal Tinsley at point guard for Wednesday's opener.

Tinsley just signed with the Jazz on October 26th, but Lucas apparently opened the door for Tinsley to usurp him with a relatively ineffective preseason. Neither player is a great option in anything but deeper leagues, but a point guard getting starter's minutes is still worth keeping on your radar.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Trey Burke
2John Lucas
3Diante Garrett
SG1Gordon Hayward
2Alec Burks
3Brandon Rush
4Ian Clark
SF1Richard Jefferson
2Travis Leslie
PF1Derrick Favors
2Marvin Williams
3Jeremy Evans
4Erik Murphy
5Malcolm Thomas
C1Enes Kanter
2Rudy Gobert