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John Lucas
Position: G
Born: 11/21/82
Height: 5-11 / 1.80
Weight:165 lbs. / 74.9 kg.
“Jared still hasn’t figured out who he wants to be, and when he does, he’s going to take off,” John Lucas said. “He’s still fighting anybody and everybody about who knows best. He’ll give in to a point, but he won’t… let… go. And if he’d ever just let go and accept what people are telling him, I think he can be great. I love his talent. I haven’t seen a lot of guys with his talent. He’s really highly talented. He’s got 3-point range. He played well. But I think the Celtics were concerned about his weight all year.”
“He really worked and got himself down to about 282 last year when he left, but he began to put weight on when he went back up,” he said. “He worked had all summer. I really think he has some kind of food intolerance or some other thing. It’s not like he’s not conscious of it. I think he just has to investigate more what dictates his weight. I recommended to him that he go see a holistic doctor or some kind of doctor about what food allergies he might have. My daughter went to a food allergy doctor and cut out yeast and bread, and she dropped 40 pounds in like three months just by taking that out of her diet. I think Jared, as much as he ran and worked, he should have been around 210. When he’s in shape, his talent can take over. But he gets out of shape, and then he gets tired and his shot gets blocked.”
Storyline: Jared Sullinger Free Agency
Months later, do you have any more insight into why DeAndre Jordan changed his mind? Ramone Shelburne: I don’t think he ever wanted to leave the Clippers. I think he just wanted to be wooed and the Mavericks did a hell of a job wooing him, while the Clippers kind of took him for granted. I’ll never forget John Lucas telling me about the way DeAndre came in to shoot a thousand free throws after he’d committed to the Mavs. Lucas has known him since high school and could tell right away something was off. Jordan should’ve been ecstatic with his new deal. Instead he seemed troubled. I think the more he thought on it over that fateful 72 hours when he was changing his mind, the more he realized he didn’t really want to be the “man” in Dallas. He just wanted the Clippers to treat him a little better and appreciate all the things he does.