HoopsHype John Lucas III rumors

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Free agent point guard John Lucas III has reached an agreement to join the Utah Jazz, his agent told The Salt Lake Tribune. The Jazz had actively courted Lucas for more than a week, flying him to Orlando during summer league, where he met with coach Tyrone Corbin and Jazz executives. He will become the second point guard on the roster, behind rookie Trey Burke. Salt Lake Tribune

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 Free-agent guard John Lucas III met with Utah Jazz executives on Monday in Orlando, but the two sides have not reached a deal. "John has started the process of meeting with teams who have an interest in him," Lucas' agent, Bernie Lee, told USA TODAY Sports in a text message. "He has his next meeting set for tomorrow back home in Houston. John hopes to make a decision by the end of the week." USA Today Sports

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Marc Stein: In search for backup PG, Utah has turned attention to John Lucas. Raps ex spotted huddling today at Orlando Summer League w/Jazz officials Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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John Lucas III has kept up with the rehabilitation of Derrick Rose, his former Chicago Bulls teammate and close friend. In Lucas’ mind, Rose could return from his torn ACL as dominant as Adrian Peterson did for the Minnesota Vikings this NFL past season. “I think he might come back better than AP,” Lucas told RealGM. Ultimately, Lucas is hoping for Rose to make a full recovery, both physically and mentally. When Rose does come back, however, Lucas is confident in the 2011 NBA MVP being a better all-around player – with elevated athleticism. RealGM

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Shams Charania: Raptors appear close to landing Sebastian Telfair, who'll provide depth but isn't expected to immediately supplant John Lucas III as backup. Twitter @ShamsCharania

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ESPN.com's Marc Stein first reported the talks, which a source told the Tribune were initiated by the Bulls and initially dismissed because of the Raptors' desire to land the Lakers' Pau Gasol. Though talks are not currently active, a source said the Raptors know the trade is available and could expand to include Nate Robinson and John Lucas III. Another source suggested it's unlikely the Raptors would take on Boozer's contract, which has $9.1 million more than Bargnani's over the next two seasons. Chicago Tribune

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Lucas has kept in regular contact with Rose, checking on his rehab from surgery in May to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. “Knowing him, probably at the All-Star break, though it might be into the next month, March, but I just want him to come back 100 percent because the game needs him,’’ Lucas said. “Not just the Bulls, but the NBA as a whole needs him, too.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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