John Lucas III Rumors
Jorge Sierra: Guard John Lucas III is headed to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League, we’re told.
Marc Stein: With an eye toward a quick NBA call-up, veteran guard John Lucas has entered the @nbadleague player pool, according to ESPN sources
USA Basketball executive director and former Phoenix Suns CEO Jerry Colangelo, who recently joined the 76ers as chairman of basketball operations, has spoken to Okafor. Philadelphia is also considering adding veteran players to help their young locker room, and has spoken with Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Chuck Hayes and John Lucas III. Okafor also has received mentoring from former and current NBA veterans. “There are a lot of guys that I’ve been able to speak with and still speak to on just staying focused and being smart,” Okafor told Yahoo Sports. “(The advice was), ‘Obviously, we are in the NBA and we’re going to have fun and things like that. Just be smart and learn from the mistakes.’ ”