John Lucas III likely headed to Toronto

C.J. Watson, Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer are already gone.

Omer Asik will probably be gone in the next few days.

Now you can add John Lucas III to the list of Bulls bench guys who will be wearing another uniform next season.

ESPN’s Marc Stein writes:

The Toronto Raptors are closing in on the signing of free-agent point guard John Lucas III, according to sources close to the process.

Sources told ESPN.com the sides are in advanced discussions to finalize the terms on a multiyear deal to add Lucas to a backcourt rotation that had already been strengthened earlier this month by the Raptors’ acquisition of Kyle Lowry.

One source said Wednesday the Chicago Bulls, who’ve employed Lucas for much of the past two seasons, were resigned to losing the 29-year-old.

Let’s face it, the Bulls are resigned to losing (or ditching or trading) just about anybody not named Boozer, Deng, Gibson, Noah or Rose. Although they’d probably trade away Boozer and Deng too (if only to be free of their cap-killing contracts) if anybody was biting.

Anyway, Lucas was a decent spark plug off the bench who had a few big games for the Bulls last season. But, realistically, he’s 5’11″ and weighs 165 pounds soaking wet. He over-dribbles, has poor court vision, and looks for his own shot too much. Basically, he’s a shooting guard in a tiny point guard’s body.

I wish him luck with the Raptors though.

3 Responses to John Lucas III likely headed to Toronto

  1. jeffreythompson2@sympatico.ca'
    JT's Hoops Blog July 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Question: where did Ronnie Brewer go? The Bulls must have a lot of faith in Marquis Teague and Jimmy Butler because they let go of CJ Watson, the man who all but single handily kept the Bulls as the best team in the league, along with two solid yet unspectacular veterans in Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver.

    Add the fact that Omer Asik may be bidding farewell to the Windy City too, the whole landscape of the Bulls’roster has changed dramatically. I don’t even know if the Bulls can be considered as Championship contenders anymore with all the change they are making. I don’t even think they can win their own Division as the Indiana Pacers look FAR better on paper roster-wise.

    It seems too soon to start rebuilding, but it certainly looks as if that is what chicago is doing.

  2. NAKJNB@COX.NET'
    NEAL July 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    THE BULLS ARE GOING DOWN HILL BECAUSE THEIR OWNER IS PATHETIC BECAUSE HE IS THE CHEAP OWNER OF THE STINKIN WHITE SOX AND HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT WINNING THE SAME WAY HE BROKE UP THE THREE PEAT TEAM OF JORDAN PIPPEN RODMAN AND JACKSON WHY IS THERE EVEN A QUESTION ABOUT ASIK HE STINKS LET HIM GO BUT NOT LUCAS!!!! NOT BREWER WATSON OK NEVER SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN RID OF KOREVE EITHER!!! AND HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN EITHER LIN OR SCOLIA

  3. frank July 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    THE BULLS WILL BE ALRIGHT,UNTIL THEY MEET THE HEAT IN THE FINALS,DONT EXPECT TO MUCH THIS YEAR,GIVE THEM 2 MORE YEARS.IT TOOK JORDAN A WHILE TO WIN HIS FIRST.

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