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John Lucas III

9 | Guard




HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent July 27, 2012.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: October 8, 2005: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota; October 27, 2005: Waived by Minnesota; December 29, 2005: Signed by Houston after the Rockets received a special exception from the NBA due to injuries; January 4, 2006: Waived by Houston; January 8, 2006: Re-signed to a 10-day contract by Houston; January 18, 2006: Signed a second 10-day contract by Houston; July 28, 2006: Signed to a multi-year contract by Houston; September 10, 2010: Signed as a free agent by Chicago; January 4, 2011: Waived by Chicago; March 20, 2011: Signed by Chicago; July 27, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Toronto.
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2012-13 season, with a team option for the following season.

2011-12 SEASON: Played in NBA career-best 49 games (two starts) and averaged 7.5 points, 2.2 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 14.8 minutes ... Shot .393 from behind the arc (27th in the NBA) and .875 from the line ... Led the team in scoring six times and in assists on five occasions ... Scored 10 or more points in 15 games, including four games with 20-plus points ... Tied his career high with 25 points (10-16 FG) vs. Cleveland in the regular-season finale on Apr. 26 ... Posted a team-high 16 points, with six boards and four assists Apr. 19 at Miami ... Finished with 20 points (4-7 3FG) in 21:20 at Orlando on Mar. 19 ... Tallied 24 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3FG) vs. Miami on Mar. 14 ... Had 13 points in 19:07 Mar. 5 vs. Indiana ... Totalled nine points and a career-high nine assists vs. Sacramento on Feb. 14 ... Recorded a career high-tying 25 points, with eight assists, and career highs of eight rebounds and 45.4 minutes vs. Washington on Jan. 11 ... Scored 16 points at Atlanta on Jan. 7 ... Missed one game with a left groin strain, Jan. 21 ... Recorded 16 DNP-CD’s ... Playoffs: Averaged 8.6 points, 1.8 assists and 18.8 minutes in five contests vs. Philadelphia ... Had 15 points (7-12 FG) and four assists in Game 1 on May 1 ... Added 12 points in a career-high 28 minutes in Game 2 on May 4.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Has appeared in 111 NBA games (two starts) and averaged 5.0 points, 1.4 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 11.0 minutes ... Has shot .811 from the foul line ... 2010-11: Appeared in two games with Chicago, and totaled two points and one assist in 10 minutes of action ... Spent 30 games on Chicago’s inactive list and posted one DNP-CD ... Playoffs: Was on the team’s inactive list for the entire postseason ... 2009-10: Played with the Shanghai Dongfang Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association ... Appeared in 40 games and averaged 27.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.55 steals and 42.3 minutes ... Shot .512 from the field, .451 from behind the arc and .861 from the line ... Selected to the Chinese CBA All-Star Game ... Named All Chinese CBA Second Team, as well as Chinese CBA All-Imports Team ... 2008-09: Played in 10 outings with Tau Ceramica in the Spanish ACB, averaging 4.3 points ... NBA D-League: Appeared in 25 games with the Colorado 14ers, posting averages of 14.4 points, 4.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds ... Shot .449 from three-point range and .950 from the charity stripe ... 2007-08: Appeared in seven games with Benetton Treviso in the Italy-SerieA ... Averaged 6.9 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.00 steals ... 2006-07: Saw action in 47 games with Houston, averaging 3.3 points and 8.1 minutes ... Recorded DNP-CD in 29 outings ... Totaled 10 points and four assists in a season-high 30:58 minutes Apr. 18 at Utah ... Registered four steals Mar. 18 at Philadelphia ... Posted six points and five boards vs. Atlanta on Dec. 29 ... Scored nine points (4-6 FG) Dec. 22 at San Antonio ... Posted season highs of 13 points, on five-of-six field goals, with five rebounds vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 12, while also playing a big part in a 26-1 fourth-quarter run by Houston ... Was on inactive list for six games (Nov. 1-8 and Nov. 12) ... Playoffs: Saw action in two playoff games against the Jazz ... Played in first postseason contest in Game 4 at Utah on Apr. 28, recording one steal ... 2005-06: Split the season between Snaidero Udine in Italian League, Tulsa in the NBA D-League and Houston ... Averaged 2.3 points in 13 games as a rookie with Houston ... Recorded a season-high nine points Jan. 18 vs. Dallas ... Totaled four points, three assists and two steals in 17:20 of action vs. New Orleans-Oklahoma City on Jan. 14 ... Nailed his lone three-pointer of the game with 28.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to send the Rockets-Bobcats game into the first of two overtimes at Charlotte on Jan. 10 ... Picked up his first two NBA points Jan. 3 at Washington, adding two assists and his first steal ... Played in his first NBA game Dec. 31 vs. Golden State, recording two rebounds and one assist in the final 1:25 of the contest ... Averaged 10.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in five games with Snaidero Udine ... Was seven-for-16 from 3-point range (.438) ... NBA D-League: Played in 35 games (35 starts) with the Tulsa 66ers, leading the team in scoring and finishing T-12th in the league at 16.8 ... Also averaged 3.9 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.57 steals.

COLLEGE CAREER: Finished collegiate career at Oklahoma State after playing first two seasons at Baylor ... Career total of 1,877 points (766 at Baylor; 1,111 at OSU) ranked fourth in Big 12 history ... Finished career ranked third in 3FGM (281) and fifth in total assists (535) in Big 12 annals ... Earned All-Big 12 First Team accolades in both seasons at OSU, averaged 16.3 points and 4.3 assists in 68 career games with the Cowboys ... As a senior, shared the team lead in scoring with former Raptor Joey Graham, averaging 17.7 points and 4.1 assists ... Following a junior season where he averaged 15.1 points and 4.5 assists, was named the Big 12 Player of the Year by The Associated Press, Daily Oklahoman and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, joining teammate Tony Allen as the Big 12 Co-Players of the Year ... Was also one of 10 players named to the 2003-04 John R. Wooden Award All-American Team ... At Baylor, was an Honourable Mention All-Big 12 selection by the league coaches as a sophomore and earned Big 12 All-Freshman Team honours.
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