John Lucas III
John Harding Lucas III ( born November 21, 1982 in Washington DC ) is an American professional basketball player who plays in the NBA on the position of the point guards since 2005. Lucas played during his career in Europe and Asia.
After Lucas was selected in the 2005 NBA Draft by any team, he moved to the development league of the NBA, the NBDL. There he played for the Tulsa 66ers. Even during the season, Lucas received a few calls in the professional team of the 66ers, the Houston Rockets.
On 10 May 2006 Lucas moved to Snaidero Udinese in Italy. There he remained for three months before he signed a three-year contract with the Houston Rockets. He remained in Houston until October 2007. Thereupon he returned to Italy and joined Benetton Treviso. He stayed there again a few months and then got a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but played no match for the Thunder. In February 2009, Lucas moved back to the NBDL to the Colorado 14ers. With these, he won in 2009 the NBDL Championship. For the rest of the season he moved to Spain to Saski Baskonia. For the 2009-10 season, Lucas joined the Chinese league to the Shanghai Sharks.
Lucas managed in 2010 to jump into the squad of the Chicago Bulls. However, this would retain it until January 2011. Afterwards, Lucas returned to Shanghai for two months before in March signed again with the Bulls. The 2011-12 season was Lucas in the Bulls squad, scoring with 7.5 points, 1.6 rebound and 2.2 assists Karrierebestwerte. After the season, he joined the Toronto Raptors, for whom he scored 5.3 points per game.
In July 2013 Lucas signed with the Utah Jazz.
Lucas is the son of John Lucas II This was the first pick of the 1976 NBA Draft and played 1976-1990 in the NBA. He also coached in the 90 and 2000s, the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA.