John Lucas III Rumors
Detroit Pistons General Manager Jeff Bower announced today that the club has signed guard John Lucas III for the remainder of the season following two consecutive 10-day contracts. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The 5-foot-11, 166-pound guard has averaged 5.0 points, 3.3 assists and 12.2 minutes in eight games with Detroit. He scored a season-high 10 points at Indiana (2/4) and has dished out a season-high six assists twice.
Marc Stein: Pistons keep working on depth after trade deadline. Shawne Williams off waivers & now they’re signing John Lucas III to rest-of-season deal
Detroit Pistons General Manager Jeff Bower announced today that the club has signed guard John Lucas III to a second 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
John Lucas III doesn’t have promises beyond his 10-day contract with the Detroit Pistons. But that’s OK for the veteran point guard, who signed this morning. After his second stint in the Chinese Basketball Association, the 31-year-old is just glad to be back in the world’s top league. “There’s never a promise in the league,” he said with a laugh after a long Pistons practice. “It’s all up to me. When I step foot on that court, it’s what I’m capable of doing. Nobody is responsible for anything.
“We knew that, in a group of guys who were free agents, John was a guy we wanted,” Van Gundy said. “Again, (general manager Jeff Bower) was looking at some trade possibilities … a couple of them could have materialized, but it would have meant us taking on money for next year, which we weren’t willing to do. And trades for guys at the end of their contracts didn’t materialize.”
Bernie Lee: Congrats to client John Lucas III, from feet on the ground in China to Detroit in less then 48hrs. Know you’ll do great in your new home!
Detroit Pistons General Manager Jeff Bower announced today that the club has signed guard John Lucas III to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The 5’11”, 166-pound guard joins the Pistons after spending the season in China with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 26.6 points, 7.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 43.5 minutes in 26 games.