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John Lucas
John Lucas
Position: None
Born: 11/21/82
Height: 5-11 / 1.80
Weight:165 lbs. / 74.9 kg.

“We work on individual weaknesses,” Lucas said. “Clint works on free throws. Briante’, we work to get him up to speed on what they want him to do, his reads. Gerald (Green) needs to continue to get in shape and know what we’re doing. Ryan wants to continue to get better. We’re working to get him to stay vertical on his shot. Eric’s been doing this all year. He’s never going to compromise. He and Clint were the first two and it continued to build. “It’s good. We’re an older team than we were last year. We have a lot more experience. It’s about maintenance. Eric’s ballhandling, you can really tell at the point guard. We don’t practice as long and hard and because of our injuries, we don’t scrimmage, so we have to make up for some of that. We work on nuances. That can be very important.”
Anderson said eliminating shootarounds have worked well for the Rockets with injuries leading to increased playing time. He said he keeps his morning session to “spot shooting.” But the workouts are especially valuable for development time for players that don’t regularly play at night. “That’s what John Lucas is great at I was brought here to help him with,” development assistant Irv Roland said. “Keep guys on the path of development. When you’re not getting a lot of minutes … you got to be in the gym constantly. Everybody wants to feel like they’re a part of something. If you are 11 through 15 on a roster and not getting attention, you feel like, ‘What am I here for?” Every guy we have on our team, we get face-time with every day on the court.
In the early morning of March 14, 1986, John Lucas was found blacked out in downtown Houston. He was wearing a suit, athletic socks and no shoes. Cocaine and alcohol shut the then-Houston Rockets guard down before the Portland Trail Blazers’ defense had a chance to do it. It was rock bottom for Lucas, who was released by the Rockets. “I was looking for a car I left at home. And I missed the game that night,” Lucas, a Rockets assistant coach, told The Undefeated.
“I wouldn’t recommend anybody to go through what I’ve gone through, because only one out of 10 of us make it back,” Lucas said. “I always say, ‘You don’t want to go where I’ve been.’ Not many of us get back. I’ve seen the devil and it ain’t pretty.” After being sober for more than 30 years, Lucas now is best known for helping athletes fight through their alcohol and drug addictions.
What are the majority of athletes who come into your clinic plagued by? Marijuana. Marijuana is affecting athletes that much? A lot of kids are picking schools based on the smoking policy because the rule can get you in trouble. The education for now has been changed because people are investing in buying drug companies, marijuana farms because it’s legal … It’s being legalized, but it’s still like nicotine and alcohol. It can kill you. It won’t kill you from smoking it, but it creates a big form of depression.
Storyline: Marijuana Use