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Detroit Pistons Sign John Lucas III For Remainder Of The Season

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons General Manager Jeff Bower announced today that the club has signed guard John Lucas III for the remainder of the season following two consecutive 10-day contracts. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

 The 5-foot-11, 166-pound guard has averaged 5.0 points, 3.3 assists and 12.2 minutes in eight games with Detroit.  He scored a season-high 10 points at Indiana (2/4) and has dished out a season-high six assists twice.

 Originally signed on February 2, he was signed to a second 10-day contract on February 12.   Lucas joined the Pistons following a stint with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 26.6 points, 7.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 43.5 minutes in 26 games.

 The Washington, DC native has spent parts of six seasons in the NBA with the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz.  He holds career averages of 4.8 points, 1.4 assists, 1.0 rebounds and 12.2 minutes in 216 games (eight starts) and is a career 34.7-percent shooter from three-point range. 

 Lucas has also spent time in the NBA’s Developmental League and played internationally in Italy, Spain and China.  He played collegiately at Oklahoma State University.

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