Lucas decided to retire from professional basketball this offseason and will serve as an assistant coach for the Timberwolves during the 2017-18 campaign, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The 34-year-old Lucas went undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2005, but enjoyed a long playing career as a reserve guard for six teams over parts of eight seasons. At the tail end of his playing days, he established a strong connection with Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau, with whom he played parts of two seasons in Chicago and another in Minnesota in 2016-17. Lucas will now follow in the footsteps of his father, John Lucas II, himself a former NBA coach, as he transitions into retirement.
Lucas was waived by the Timberwolves on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.
Lucas, who was not in the league last year, played in just five games for the Timberwolves. He last played on Nov. 19, and was never able to crack the rotation with the team. Given his age, the 34-year-old point guard will presumably have a hard time getting a look from another team.
Lucas (coach's decision) was inactive during the Timberwolves' 115-108 win over the Suns.
Aside from Ricky Rubio missing five games in November with a hyperextended elbow, the Timberwolves have endured no major injuries this season, which has made Lucas a regular fixture on the inactive list. Even when he suits up, Lucas typically finds himself third or fourth on the depth chart at point guard, keeping him safely outside coach Tom Thibodeau's rigid rotation. Don't expect Lucas to make more than a handful of appearances over the rest of the season.
Lucas played one minute and didn't accrue any statistics in Thursday's 110-86 win over the 76ers.
Lucas has been active for the Wolves' last several games with Brandon Rush (toe) and Shabazz Muhammad (knee) missing time, but since he's still buried on the depth chart at point guard, the veteran has found it difficult to see the court. He's played a grand total of 10 minutes in four appearances this season.
Lucas will make the final 15-man roster for Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Lucas will be the fourth point guard on the roster, so he's not likely to get much playing time. Lucas didn't play in the NBA last season, spending time with a team in Puerto Rico and the NBDL.
Lucas signed a deal with the Timberwolves on Wednesday, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
Lucas will get a shot to make Minnesota's final roster during camp. He spent the 2015-16 season in the D-League. He started 18-of-18 appearances, averaging 17.7 points, 4.9 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.3 three-pointers made in 35 minutes per game.
Lucas will sign a contract Wednesday to join the D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants, HoopsHype reports.
After being cut by the Heat during training camp this fall, Lucas will attempt to attract interest from NBA teams by playing regularly in the D-League. In a best-case scenario, Lucas doesn't figure to see more than a third-string role at point guard if he ends up getting the call back to the NBA.
Lucas was waived by the Heat on Saturday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Lucas was in contention for one of the final spots on the Heat's roster, however a hamstring injury forced the 32-year-old to miss multiple preseason games effectively ending his chances before they really even began. He could be a candidate to play overseas if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Heat point guard John Lucas is making his preseason debut Monday night Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Lucas was dealing with a hamstring issue, but appears to be ready for action. He will try to earn himself some minutes in the Heat's rotation.
Lucas (hamstring) has missed both of the Heat's preseason games.
It's not clear if Lucas will be ready to go when the Heat take the court for their third exhibition tilt Monday against the Spurs. Lucas is battling for a deep bench role for the Heat during training camp.
The Pistons announced Wednesday guard John Lucas III has been signed for the rest of the season.
In eight games, Lucas is averaging 5.0 points and 3.2 assists.
With guard John Lucas III's second 10-day contract soon to expire, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said the organization is likely to sign him for the remainder of the season, according to the team's website.
In a backup role, Lucas is averaging 4.8 points and 4.2 assists this season.
The Pistons will sign guard John Lucas III to a second 10-day contract Thursday, reports the team's official website.
In five games, Lucas is averaging 4.0 points and 3.8 assists.
Lucas III joins the Pistons from the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball League, where he averaged 26.3 ppg and 7.0 apg. He last played in the NBA for the Jazz in 2013-14, averaging 3.8 ppg in 42 games.
Lucas is the son of former NBA player and coach John Lucas. Lucas III has played parts of six NBA seasons since 2005-06, averaging 4.8 ppg in 216 career games for Rockets, Bulls, Raptors and Jazz.
Hoping to lessen the loss of guard Brandon Jennings, the Pistons are on the verge of signing guard John Lucas to a 10-day contract, sources told ESPN.
Lucas has not played in the NBA this season.
The Wizards have waived guards John Lucas and Xavier Silas and small forward Damion James, CSNWashington.com reports. Lucas, who has six seasons of experience in the league, was signed earlier in the week.
The Wizards announced Tuesday they signed guard John Lucas. The veteran guard has played six seasons in the NBA, averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 216 games.
The Celtics have parted ways with point guard John Lucas and power forward Malcolm Thomas over the weekend, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Both players, who had non-guaranteed contracts, were acquired by Boston from Cleveland on Thursday as part of a five-player trade.
The Cavaliers have acquired swingman Keith Bogans from the Celtics, in exchange for the non-guaranteed contracts of John Lucas, Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas and Dwight Powell on Thursday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Boston will also receive a pair of future second round picks, and will have the option of waiving any of the players they acquired with non-guaranteed deals.
The Jazz have agreed to trade John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to the Cavaliers in exchange for Carrick Felix, $1 million and a future second-round pick, Yahoo! Sports reports.
The trade gives the Cavaliers three non-guaranteed contracts, which could help with the logistics of a potential Kevin Love acquisition. Felix signed a four-year deal last offseason and is still due more than $1.75 million over the next two seasons.
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