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Chris Reichert: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants announce they have waived John Lucas III. Hearing they did this so he can sign overseas #NBADL
Ira Winderman: John Lucas III is a possibility for Heat if they can open a roster spot. Heat had been in contact when they were down two point guards.
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.' "
Several 76ers weren't surprised and were excited about an ESPN report that former NBA players Chuck Hayes and John Lucas III recently met with coach Brett Brown as the team possibly looks to add much-needed veteran leadership. "I heard that somewhere," power forward Nerlens Noel said of Hayes and Lucas.
Ira Winderman: Sun Sentinel confirms that John Lucas III will attend training camp with Heat. Has been working with team. Will attend non-guaranteed. Lucas was close to signing with Clippers before they reached agreement with Pablo Prigioni. Instead he has been on Heat radar for a while.
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Filip Petrusev was selected with the 50th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the recent NBA draft. Players in that selection range tend to be stashed outside the NBA and that is looking like the case for the young Serbian big. “We think Petrusev is someone who has a real chance to help us down the road,” explained 76ers president Daryl Morey, “He’ll likely start overseas and be someone who could come over later.”
Brown said four members of his staff who made the trip to Japan — which wound up being a 30-hour ordeal instead of the planned 10-hour flight, another issue that Metu blamed on a lack of organization — were never allowed in the Olympic village because of credential and paperwork issues “I don’t know why it is this way,” said Brown, who started a foundation earlier this year seeking financial help for the men’s basketball program.
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