News: Toronto guard John Lucas played 16 minutes on Tuesday as the Raptors opened the second half of the season in Washington. Lucas scored 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting with two 3-pointers. He grabbed a board and added an assist over his short time on the floor for the Raptors in the winning effort.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Lucas has provided solid relief behind starter Kyle Lowry of late. That said, he gives Fantasy owners very limited production outside of low-end scoring. Owners should only have him owned in the deepest of Fantasy formats.
News: After scoring a combined 10 points over the previous three games, Raptors guard John Lucas had a solid performance off the bench Sunday night against the Hornets. He finished with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the 102-89 win. Lucas went a perfect 5 for 5 from downtown and dished out two assists while playing 20 minutes.
Analysis: Lucas made five 3-pointers for the second time in the last five games on Sunday and is averaging 9.2 points in those contests. He is also shooting 62 percent from beyond the arc and 47 percent overall during that stretch. Lucas can go off from time to time but remains someone to avoid in all but the deepest of Fantasy formats at this point.
News: With Jose Calderon being traded to Memphis before the contest, Toronto guard John Lucas saw his most extended playing time since Nov. 17 on Wednesday night against Atlanta. He scored 19 points in 24 minutes off the bench in the 93-92 loss. He went 8 for 16 from the field and made 3 of 7 attempts from beyond the arc. Lucas also posted two assists in the defeat.
Analysis: Lucas has not had a huge role for the Raptors thus far but that could change going forward. He is expected to backup Kyle Lowry with Calderon out of the picture so keep an eye out to see if he can capitalize on his minutes increase. Lucas proved last season to be a low-end option in Fantasy with more playing time so owners in need of some guard help should consider adding the 30-year-old.
News: Raptors guard John Lucas was ejected during Sunday's contest against the Clippers after getting into an altercation with Matt Barnes. The two received a double-technical following the scuffle with a little under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Lucas logged in just one minute of play in the game and finished with no points.
Analysis: Lucas has averaged barely over 11 minutes per game and has scored in double figures just once this season. He is shooting 5 of 11 from the field, including 1 of 4 from downtown combined in his first three games this month. At this point, he does not receive enough minutes to make any sort of Fantasy impact. Continue to ignore him in all formats moving forward.
News: With Kyle Lowry still dealing with an ankle injury, the Raptors have been forced to use John Lucas more often as the backup point guard in recent games, and the results have not been pretty. Lucas scored four points in 16 minutes of action Saturday, on 1 of 7 shooting. He made his lone attempt from three-point range, while adding a rebound and an assist in a 93-83 loss.
Analysis: 1 for 7 is a terrible shooting line, but it somehow managed to improve on Lucas performance for the season. Through six games, Lucas is shooting .08 percent from the field for the season, having connected on just 2 of 25 attempts from the field. Lowry should be back soon, mercifully pushing Lucas back to a smaller role. He has no Fantasy value in any formats at this point.
News: Bulls point guard John Lucas saw 29 minutes on Sunday in a blowout loss to the Thunder as Derrick Rose missed his 10th straight game. Lucas shot 7 for 20 from the field and nailed five 3-pointers in 13 attempts to score 19 points. He grabbed one rebound and dished out for assists with a steal in the performance.
Analysis: Lucas has played well at times with Rose out over the last 10 games. That said, he's not consistently at the level he was on Sunday. Lucas scored just two points in 15 minutes in the game prior against Detroit on Friday. He still has low-end Fantasy value.
News: Bulls point guard John Lucas picked up the slack with Derrick Rose sitting out of Monday's game against the Magic. Lucas came off the bench for 20 minutes and ended up leading the Bulls to the win. Lucas averaged a point per minute in the game as he finished with 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He went 4 of 7 from 3-point range and added two assists, one steal and one rebound.
Analysis: Lucas scored 24 points a couple games back and has definitely picked up Rose's slack. That said, he's not a consistent Fantasy option. His time could be up shortly with Rose on the mend. Plus, he's liable to have a terrible offensive game just as easy as he can score well on any given night. Lucas should only be owned in very deep leagues as a handcuff for Rose.
News: With the Bulls missing star guard Derrick Rose, reserve John Lucas took over Wednesdays game against the Heat, scoring 24 points on 9 of 12 shooting to lead the Bulls to a 106-102 win. Lucas, who just missed establishing a new career-high in scoring, needed just 27 minutes to put up his team-leading total, hitting three three-pointers and adding three rebounds and an assist.
Analysis: Lucas has shown flashes of being a difference maker off the bench, but it always takes a rash of injuries to get him a chance. With Rose likely to miss only a few games, dont expect Lucas to be able to sustain this kind of production, as he is the third point-guard on the depth chart. It was a nice game, but Lucas should go back to the end of the bench before long, making him just waiver-wire fodder in all leagues.
News: With another rash of injuries hitting the Chicago backcourt, the Bulls had to rely on backup John Lucas for 19 minutes on Monday against the Pacers. Lucas took advantage of the opportunity, scoring 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting in his minutes, as the Bulls defeated the Pacers, 92-72. Lucas ran the second unit for much of his time in the game but didnt do much creating for his teammates, as he failed to record an assist in the game.
Analysis: Watson should be back in a few days, but as long as he is out, Lucas should continue to receive minutes. Prior to the injury to Watson, Lucas had played just two minutes in four games, so as soon as Watson comes back, Lucas will go back to warming the bench. Because of that, Fantasy owners shouldnt expect much from the little-used reserve, so keep him on waivers in all leagues.
News: Bulls G John Lucas has been part of the platoon that has helped Chicago stay afloat with Derrick Roses injury issues, however he hasnt been very consistent. After a three-game stretch where he averaged 9.3 points and 4 assists, Lucas played just seven minutes on Thursday against the Celtics. He managed to score just three points in the game on 1 of 3 shooting and had no assists, with just a rebound and a steal to his credit otherwise.
Analysis: Lucas saw his role increase in a big way over the teams previous three contests, however they decided to go with other options at the backup point guard spot on Thursday. He is averaging just 6.0 points per game on the season and should not be relied upon in any Fantasy format unless he receives a bigger role.
News: Bulls PG John Lucas (groin) was in action on Sunday at Miami with Luol Deng and C.J. Watson missing the game. Lucas saw just three minutes in the game, however. During that time, he was posterized on a dunk by LeBron James. James caught an alley-oop as he jumped over Lucas for the slam. The team was also minus-8 in point differential with Lucas in the game. Lucas added a turnover.
Analysis: Lucas had an eventful three minutes on Sunday, though it was also a very ugly three minutes. Lucas returned from an absence and is averaging 7.4 points per game on the season. He's a small cog in the Bulls' rotation and has low-end Fantasy value.
News: Chicago guard John Lucas received a DNP -- coach's decision on Friday night against Milwaukee. He's been sidelined with a groin injury and there is no time table for his return.
Analysis: Lucas had one good game when Derrick Rose was injured. Now that Rose and C.J. Watson are both healthy, Lucas will likely stay on the bench most nights. Injured or not, Fantasy owners would be wise to continue to ignore the 29-year-old in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Bulls G John Lucas told the Chicago Sun-Times that he expected to return to the lineup for Monday's contest against New Jersey but he did not play in the 110-95 loss. He has missed two straight games due to a groin injury.
Analysis: Lucas saw some decent run while Derrick Rose and C.J. Watson were out but with both of the point guards back, it looks as though he will have a hard time seeing minutes going forward. Injured or not, owners would be wise to continue to ignore the 29-year-old in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Bulls G John Lucas said he expects to return to the lineup for Monday's game against New Jersey despite a groin injury, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Lucas missed the team's previous game after sustaining a strained left groin on Friday night.
Analysis: Lucas had been receiving additional playing time with starting G Derrick Rose hobbled with an injury, but will likely see a decrease in minutes with the reigning MVP expected to return soon. Lucas is averaging 7.4 points per game this season, but is not a worthwhile Fantasy option.
News: According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Bulls guard John Lucas was ruled out for Saturday's contest against the Bobcats. Lucas suffered a strained left groin on Friday night.
Analysis: Lucas has been coming off the bench with Derrick Rose sidelined with a toe injury. Even though he thought he would be able to go on Saturday, that isn't the case. Lucas is not a Fantasy relevant player in any format, so owners can continue to ignore him, healthy or not.
News: Bulls guard John Lucas suffered a strained left groin in Friday's 114-75 win over the Cavaliers. He saw nine minutes off the bench, and contributed nine points, one assist and one rebound. He told the Chicago Tribune after the game that he'd be able to play on Saturday against the Bobcats.
Analysis: Lucas has got some extra playing time with Derrick Rose sidelined with a toe injury. Despite a bit more time on the court, Lucas is not a Fantasy relevant player. Continue to ignore him, healthy or not.
News: Chicago PG John Lucas got the start on Monday at Memphis with Derrick Rose sidelined for the game with turf toe. Lucas played 20 minutes for the second consecutive game and scored eight points for the Bulls. Lucas dished out two assists and went 3 for 9 from the field while on the floor. He had four turnovers.
Analysis: Lucas is averaging just over 20 minutes per night over his last five games. Unfortunately, Rose missing did nothing for his stats and he's putting up just 9.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game over his last five, despite scoring 25 points in one of those games. Lucas is not going to become a Fantasy-viable option outside the deepest of leagues anytime soon.
News: Bulls guard John Lucas filled in for the injured Derrick Rose on Wednesday night and did an admirable job in his first career start. Lucas admitted after the game he was cramping up as he posted career highs in almost every category. He scored 25 points, grabbed eight boards and dished out eight assists in his 46 minutes on the court. Lucas shot 11 for 28 from the field, but struggled from behind the 3-point arc, hitting just one of his seven attempts. He also connected on both his foul shots and recorded one steal. The Bulls would go on to beat the Wizards, 78-64.
Analysis: Lucas was worn out after the game, but did what his team needed him to do. While he's getting some action this season for Chicago, Lucas still plays behind Rose. Unless Rose's injury lingers Lucas will resume his role off the bench. Fantasy owners can continue to ignore Lucas in all formats, despite his good game.
News: Bulls G John Lucas, who played in just two games with the team during the 2010-11 season, has appeared in five consecutive contests, notching a career-high 16 points on Saturday as the Bulls lost 109-94 to the Hawks. Lucas played in 16 minutes in the game, shooting six-of-12 from the field with one rebound, two assists and a steal in the game. Lucas also made two three-pointers in the game and led the Bulls in scoring in the game.
Analysis: Lucas has found his role on the team increase as the season has gone on, and he has scored in four of the five games he has appeared in. The fourth-year point guard out of Oklahoma State is now averaging 6.8 points in just 9.4 minutes per game this season, however he is nothing more than a reserve for the Bulls, so he has no Fantasy value.
News: The Bulls announced the signing of G John Lucas III on Sunday. Lucas had been waived by the team on Jan. 4. He averaged 5.5 points over 63 appearances.
Analysis: Lucas was waived on Jan. 4 in a book-keeping move in order to avoid his contract being guaranteed for the remainder of the season. He will once again serve in a limited reserve role and should not be owned in Fantasy.
News: The Bulls waived PG John Lucas on Tuesday. It's the second time he's been let go this season.
Analysis: Lucas played a couple of games for Chicago while providing them some depth at the point, but he remains unworthy of Fantasy consideration.
News: The Bulls signed PG John Lucas on Friday. They waived him at the end of the preseason.
Analysis: The Bulls are concerned about their point guard depth with Derrick Rose dealing with a stiff neck. Even if Rose misses some time, Lucas will play just a small role off the bench and isn't worth using in Fantasy.
News: Chicago waived guard John Lucas after he saw action in five preseason games. He averaged 2.2 poitns and 0.8 assists per game in just over six minutes of action per contest.
Analysis: Lucas was a long shot to make the team and now that he has been cut, his Fantasy value is even lower. He can be ignored in all Fantasy formats this year, even if another team signs him.
News: Bulls G John Lucas saw minimal action in Friday night against the Wizards. He played under five minutes, going 0 for 1 from the field in the 107-96 win. He did not record any stats other than a turnover.
Analysis: Lucas was invited to camp but he will be a long shot to make the team. He has not played in the NBA since 2006-07 with the Rockets and has averaged 3.1 points and 0.8 assists per game in 60 career appearances. Lucas will have minimal Fantasy value even if he makes the team so ignore him on Draft Day and leave on waivers for most of the season.
News: Guard John Lucas III was waived Monday by the Oklahoma City Thunder after being inactive for the team's first three games. Lucas was caught in a logjam at point guard behind starter Earl Watson, first-round pick Russell Westbrook and third-stringer Kyle Weaver, who was acquired in an offseason trade. He was the only player added to the roster after training camp.
Analysis: Lucas has no Fantasy value at this time and should not be owned in any leagues.
News: Guards Bob Sura and John Lucas III and forwards Jackie Butler and Justin Reed were cut by the Houston Rockets on Monday, the eve of their season opener.
Analysis: Clearly, none of these players are worth owning in Fantasy play at this time. Sura and Lucas may catch on quickly with a team like the Kings that is in dire need of back court depth.
News: Rockets G John Lucas III averaged just 3.3 ppg in 47 appearances during the 2006-07 regular season.
Analysis: Lucas did not start any game and averaged just 8.2 mpg. Don't look to him for help in Fantasy play.
News: Guard John Lucas III, who had played just three minutes in the previous four games, mopping up the rout of the Bucks, played seven fourth-quarter minutes Wednesday vs. the Clippers, making his three shots to score seven points.
Analysis: Lucas remains a poor Fantasy option at this time and should remain a free agent in all Fantasy leagues until further notice.
News: Rockets G John Lucas was held scoreless in just over seven minutes of action off the bench Saturday night at Sacramento. He finished 0-for-3 from the field.
Analysis: Lucas remains a poor Fantasy option at this time and should remain a free agent.
News: Rockets G John Lucas III shot 0-for-3 from the floor in Friday's win at Charlotte, finishing with no points in little over six minutes of action off the bench.
Analysis: Kirk Snyder's broken hand moved Vassilis Spanoulis up in the rotation with John Lucas III beginning to get playing time. Regardless, Lucas remains a poor Fantasy option.
News: The Rockets got a total of 11 points from their bench in Wednesday's season-opening loss at Utah. Scott Padgett, Dikembe Mutombo and Steve Novak each had three points while Chuck Hayes had two and Luther Head was shut out. John Lucas, Juwan Howard and Vassilis Spanoulis did not play in the game.
Analysis: Until Bonzi Wells (groin) gets back, the Rockets will be very thin off the bench. None of these players are worthy of wasting your Fantasy roster space at the moment.
News: Luther Head scored 20 points to lead five Houston players in double figures and the Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks 107-93 in a preseason game Friday night. Rafer Alston and Kirk Snyder each had 15 points for the Rockets, while John Lucas scored 14 and Tracy McGrady 13.
Analysis: Head is an interesting young sleeper option in leagues of 12-plus teams, but he'll have to earn his minutes during his second NBA season as he goes. Lucas will not see enough playing time early in the season to warrant a selection in most drafts, but Snyder and Alston are worthy of middle-to-late round picks. T-Mac remains a No. 1 guard in any format.
News: The Houston Rockets signed guard John Lucas III to a second 10-day contract Wednesday. The 5-11 Lucas is averaging 1.9 points and 1.1 assists in seven games with the Rockets.
Analysis: He has no Fantasy value.
News: The Houston Rockets signed rookie guard John Lucas III to a 10-day contract on Sunday, four days after waiving him. The 5-foot-11 Lucas, son of former Rocket John Lucas Jr., originally signed with Houston on Dec. 29. He played a total of 15 minutes in two games and was waived on Jan. 4, along with Josh Davis.
Analysis: He has no Fantasy value.
News: The Houston Rockets waived rookie guard John Lucas III on Wednesday, less than a week after signing him.
Analysis: The 5-foot-11 Lucas, son of former Rocket John Lucas Jr., played a total of 15 minutes in Houston's last two games. He had two points, two rebounds and three assists. He has no Fantasy value even if another team signs him.