Utah Jazz: John Lucas III brings experience, tradition to Jazz
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Aug 12, 2013
The Utah Jazz have signed free agent guard John Lucas III, who played last season with the Toronto Raptors. Utah Jazz's John Lucas lll, addresses the media Monday, July 22, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Of all the key moments in the development of John Lucas, the journeyman point guard signed by the Jazz last month to back up Trey Burke, perhaps the best starting point is when he found himself trapped in a Chicago barbershop surrounded by a mob of people, all desperate to see an NBA star. Even for a young Lucas, who grew up around the NBA, serving as a ballboy in every city his dad played and, later, coached, this was an eye-opening moment. The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists in 13.1 minutes in a career-high 63 games last season, his fifth in the NBA.