John Lucas III

John Lucas III (MIN) – “JL3” 

(USA TODAY Sports)
(USA TODAY Sports)

Profile:

MIN Point Guard: 5’11, 166 lbs; 8th year, Oklahoma State | Career: 4.8 points/game, 1.5 assists/game, 38% FG

John Lucas III is back in the league after making Minnesota’s Opening Night roster in 2016; an 8-year vet, JL3 has managed to stick around for a long time – coaches & teammate love his readiness, leadership & morale; diminutive, offensive-minded PG: JL3 likes weaving around screens & launching Js off the dribble, is capable of hitting open treys (career 34% shooter); poor shot selection has plagued JL3 his entire basketball life (dribbles a bit too much, takes a lot of leaning Js in order to get his shot off v. larger opponents • i.e. everyone); one of the better ‘break in case of emergency’ guards – Tom Thibodeau coached Lucas III in Chicago, look for a similar, tertiary (or quaternary?)PG role in MIN 

*Rubio, Dunn & Tyus Jones all ahead of JL3

DOG Status: UnderDOG

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NBA Role: shooter

Signature Shot: 3-pointer

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 68

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