HoopsHype John Lucas rumors

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The Bulls were one of six teams to talk to John Lucas III, who is meeting with an undisclosed team Monday. Lucas has said re-signing with the Bulls is his priority, however, he is expected to receive longer and more lucrative offers from other teams. Chicago Tribune

June 20, 2012 Updates

In that regard, Lucas could go the way of Brad Miller and Kurt Thomas, valuable reserves whom the Bulls wanted back but on their financial terms. Then again, who knows? “I want to come back here and expressed that to management,” Lucas said. “But I am in a different situation. I remember coming to training camp trying to get a guaranteed contract. Now I could secure myself for the rest of my life. “It just shows if you put the work in and keep believing in yourself, anything is possible. But it’s not just about the money to me. More than anything, I want to be somewhere that is a winning program and has the closeness we have here. I love my teammates, the organization and city.” Chicago Tribune

June 7, 2012 Updates

The Bulls have given no official word to the camps of Brewer, C.J. Watson or Kyle Korver regarding their team options, which carry a July 10 deadline. But management has given signs they are pursuing less expensive options, discussing internally the prospect of re-signing John Lucas III as an alternative to Watson. A draft pick also could plug the point-guard hole until Rose returns from knee surgery. Chicago Tribune

April 29, 2012 Updates

Rose was grimacing lying on his back with his hand stroking his left knee. Trainer Fred Tedeschi ran to Rose along with Bulls physician Dr. Brian Cole, who felt around Rose’s knee. Rose was helped up by Tedeschi and assistant Jeff Tanaka and escorted to the locker room. Rose walked off with help but weight put on his feet, so, initially, it looked hopeful, if also of major concern. “We had the game already won,” lamented John Lucas. “That’s our brother. We are family around here. First thing I did say, ‘Get up.’ I started saying a prayer. Everyone gets alarmed anytime you see anyone on the ground and they don’t jump right back up. It was like, ‘Just get up!’ It’s been all year. He’s such a competitor and loves the game of basketball. We finally had everyone healthy.” NBA.com

April 24, 2012 Updates

Veteran point guards such as Kirk Hinrich, Andre Miller and John Lucas top the list of unrestricted free agents. Others, such as guards Jamal Crawford and C.J. Watson, could be available depending how their options play out. And there may be some sleepers out there, too, such as Indiana's A.J. Price. San Jose Mercury-News

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Former Rockets guard and longtime NBA coach John Lucas will help select, recruit and guide players as scouting consultant for the National Basketball Players Association’s Top 100 High School Basketball Camp. The 19th annual NBPA camp is designed to work with top young players on skills on the court and in life skill areas ranging from recruiting to dealing with “all the things that go on in kids’ lives,” according to Purvis Short, the NBPA’s director of player programs. “The top 100 is a camp we started 19, 20 years ago on the high school level,” Short said. “At the time, there were high school players coming into the league. The camp is designed not only to teach basketball skills but to work with all the players on life skills. Houston Chronicle

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Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Rashard Lewis are expected to headline a charity game to benefit John Lucas' foundation that provides substance-abuse counseling for athletes. The game will be held on Nov. 20 at Delmar Fieldhouse in northwest Houston, once the home of the Houston Cougars' basketball team. The arena has 5,000 seats. Lucas said Wednesday about 20 players have committed to participate. "It'll be neat for the fans to come out and see," Lucas said. "It won't be a celebrity game. It's going to be a real game. I'm really excited about the competition." ESPN.com

November 7, 2011 Updates

While the NBA may be in the midst of a lockout, former NBA coach and player John Lucas told FOX 26 Sports he will host a charity game featuring a number of NBA stars on Nov. 20 at the Delmar Stadium Complex in northwest Houston. According to Lucas the players he has confirmed who will take part in the event include L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis, the former star from Alief Elsik and free agent guard T.J. Ford, former star at Willowridge High School and the University of Texas. "Blake and Rashard will happen for sure," Lucas said. (Chicago Bulls guard) Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant is supposed to be coming, (Thunder center) Kendrick Perkins, T.J. Ford, (forward) Chandler Parsons with the Rockets, (guard) Jonny Flynn with the Rockets." FOX 26 Sports

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