Feb 22, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Raptors guard John Lucas III (5) drives to the basket against the New York Knicks at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Knicks 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jazz Agree To Terms With John Lucas III


The Utah Jazz have worked out an agreement to sign free agent point guard, John Lucas III. No deal has actually been signed, but the Deseret News is reporting that the impending deal has been agreed upon.

Lucas, 31, most recently played with the Toronto Raptors. Averaging 5.3 ppg and 1.7 apg. The Jazz can remember Lucas from last season because of the video below.


Lucas came into the league in 2005 out of Oklahoma State. He has played for 3 teams since then, including the Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and Houston Rockets.

If the Jazz keep Jerel McNeal, non-guaranteed contract, on the roster, the roster will stand at 13 players.

Signing Lucas gives the Jazz 2 point guards on the roster. Lucas will need to provide a veteran presence in the locker room and also mentor Trey Burke.  Lucas will be the primary backup point guard. Jazz fans could also see Alec Burks play some point.

This signing is great for the Jazz franchise and for Jazz fans. I won’t go into much detail because one of our writers, Luke McDermott, wrote a very good article earlier on why you should be excited about this season. You can find that article by clicking on the following link. http://purpleandblues.com/2013/07/16/calling-all-utah-jazz-fans-lets-get-excited/

For those who don’t really know who John Lucas III is, here is a video showing some highlights from him when he was in Chicago. He had a very good game against the Miami Heat.

The deal has been agreed on, but has not been signed. Expect a deal to be finalized later on this week.

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  • Grant Oxenrider

    Impressive. Wondering if they picked. Him be quad of his height similarities to Burke. Really excited fort his season we finally get to see what the core four is made of. Either tank or surprise everyo e. I think the first 20 games maybe rough but I think it will get better as seaso. Goes on we see. Glimpses of the core fours talent lets see what thy can do. Good job Lindsey. This is most fans begged for last year. Thanks!!!

    • Grant Oxenrider

      Sorry bout typos stupid auto correct on phone

      • Cody Powers

        Good Point Grant! Jazz fans have been asking for this and management is making it happen. Exciting times!