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11 John Lucas PG

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Key Stats
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Player Updates

October 10, 2017 10:48 AM
John Lucas: Turns to coaching career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 7, 2017 02:35 PM
John Lucas: Waived by Timberwolves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2016 02:05 PM
Timberwolves' John Lucas: Remains outside of team's rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 18, 2016 08:54 AM
Timberwolves' John Lucas: Plays only one minute in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 22, 2016 05:44 PM
Timberwolves' John Lucas: Makes T-Wolves roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 24, 2016 11:53 AM
John Lucas: Signs deal with Timberwolves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 13, 2016 01:20 PM
John Lucas: Headed to D-League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 24, 2015 10:49 PM
Heat's John Lucas: Waived on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 13, 2015 07:48 PM
Heat PG John Lucas makes his preseason debut Monday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 10, 2015 01:09 PM
Heat's John Lucas: Yet to play in preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2015 03:59 PM
Pistons sign John Lucas III for rest of season
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 04:05 PM
Pistons close to signing John Lucas III for rest of season
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 04:13 PM
Pistons to sign John Lucas III to second 10-day contract
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 04:23 PM
Pistons sign John Lucas III to 10-day contract
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

The Pistons signed guard John Lucas III to a 10-day contract on Monday, filling the roster spot of PG Brandon Jennings, out with a season-ending Achilles injury. 

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. 

June 1, 2015 04:24 PM
Report: Pistons to sign John Lucas to 10-day contract
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 2, 2015 05:52 AM
Wizards waive John Lucas, Xavier Silas, Damion James
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 05:57 AM
Wizards sign guard John Lucas
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 2, 2015 06:23 AM
Celtics part ways with John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 06:28 AM
Report: Cavs acquire Keith Bogans from Celtics
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 07:35 AM
Cavaliers, Jazz agree to four-player trade
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2005-06Houston13107143638.92922.2000.0302.3
2006-07Houston473836215639.7155925.4151978.91543.3
2010-11Chicago2101333.3010.0020.021.0
2011-12Chicago4972614335839.95514039.3283287.53697.5
2012-13Toronto6382712933438.65715137.7182572.03335.3
2013-14Utah425916219032.6258429.8101662.51593.8
2014-15Detroit212724210440.492931.055100.0984.7
2016-17Minnesota5111425.0010.0000.020.4
TOTAL2422927454118538.316347434.4769976.811474.7
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2005-06Houston1310750.4120.950.400.07
2006-07Houston47383360.8330.7170.400.015
2010-11Chicago21000.010.500.000.00
2011-12Chicago49726761.61082.2190.410.042
2012-13Toronto63827651.01051.7230.410.026
2013-14Utah42591390.9421.0140.300.022
2014-15Detroit21272160.8602.980.400.016
2016-17Minnesota51100.010.220.400.00
TOTAL24229272371.03621.5880.420.0128
Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2006-07Houston28010.0010.0000.000.0
2011-12Chicago594184045.051338.522100.0438.6
TOTAL7102184143.951435.722100.0436.1
More Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2006-07Houston2800.000.010.500.02
2011-12Chicago59471.491.800.000.06
TOTAL710271.091.310.100.08
College Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2001-02Baylor30100614333043.35915837.3506379.439513.2
2002-03Baylor2898213531043.54715131.1546287.137113.2
2003-04Oklahoma State35119918340245.57519239.1869788.752715.1
2004-05Oklahoma State33119220445245.110023243.1768490.558417.7
TOTAL1264379665149444.528173338.326630686.9187714.9
More College Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2001-02Baylor301006762.51204.000.000.00
2002-03Baylor28982662.41224.400.000.00
2003-04Oklahoma State351199972.81584.500.000.00
2004-05Oklahoma State331192822.51354.100.000.00
TOTAL12643793212.55354.200.000.00
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/166
Birthdate:
11/21/1982
Age:
37
Hometown:
Washington, DC, USA
Team:
Minnesota Timberwolves
School:
Baylor; Oklahoma State
NBA Experience:
7