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  • Stahmenah_Vybz
    started a topic UPDATE: Raptors Sign John Lucas III (#258)

    UPDATE: Raptors Sign John Lucas III (#258)

    http://twitter.com/intent/user?scree...=ESPNSteinLine
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/81...john-lucas-iii

  • Katman
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    He signed here because Toronto was offering 2 years, while Chicago was only offering 1.

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  • Nilanka
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    I know it's a longshot, but if Calderon ends up playing the full season in Toronto, wonder how annoyed Lucas will be. I'm assuming Lucas signed here thinking that Calderon is on his way out. I don't imagine he'd choose Toronto knowing he'd be wearing a suit and tie on game days.

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  • theycallmeZZ
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    Good luck to you and farewell, Mr. Triple Double!

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  • WJF
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I guess the JL3 signing sealed Uzoh's 2012-13 season, via HoopsHype.com:

    Ben Uzoh has signed with Cholet of France. BasketActu.com
    I hope they were not looking for a shooter at the point. Good Luck Ben, have a good year.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    I guess the JL3 signing sealed Uzoh's 2012-13 season, via HoopsHype.com:

    Ben Uzoh has signed with Cholet of France. BasketActu.com

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  • Buschfire
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    P.S. on a side note Sonny signed with CSKA Moscow apparently a 3 year deal.

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  • Buschfire
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    Article on JLIII from RealGM

    Found this on realGM....sorry if this has already been posted...

    http://basketball.realgm.com/blog/22...e_With_Raptors

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  • wallz
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    Blacklash2k4 wrote: View Post
    Does the signing of John Lucas III possibly signify the trading of Calderon in the next couple weeks?
    He'll be third string if Jose isn't traded, which is a good possibilty

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  • Blacklash2k4
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    Does the signing of John Lucas III possibly signify the trading of Calderon in the next couple weeks?

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  • theycallmeZZ
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    JL3 is wearing #5

    On a side note, now that J.Johnson is officially gone, Fields is wearing #2

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Official press release from Raptors.com:

    http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/2012...john-lucas-iii

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  • Doc
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    Raptors Public Relations Twitter account just posted this:

    RaptorsPR wrote:
    The #Raptors have signed guard John Lucas III. Lucas avg'd career-best 7.5 pts, 2.2 asts, 1.6 rebs & 14.8 mins w/ Chi. last season.
    So I guess the official, official announcement will come shortly.

    Source - Click here

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  • Roarque
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    Rob, I agree. In the long run, I want a competitive and entertaining team in TO. With the roster manipulations pertetrated by super stars and by GMS that have become the norm in Boston, Miami and LA, the NBA Championship has lost some of its cache. As a B ball fan, I am more interested in the regular season games and this Raptor team will do well - lots of energy, character and a few new team mates with something to prove to their former employers,

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Then there was the Lucas comments after Tyson Chandler's screen on LeBron.

    Here is screen, notice LeBron is 'visibly shaken':




    Here is JL3's thoughts:

    LeBron James has done some questionable things so far during the Miami Heat-New York Knicks series.

    What's really been standing out is the "flopping," which was very noticeable during Game One in Miami's 100-67 blowout victory.

    He flopped a couple of times for practice before he took it to the max when he made this late overreaction to Tyson Chandler's hard screen.

    Chicago Bulls point guard John Lucas III doesn't really dig LeBron's flopping, saying it's uncool:

    On April 19, James and Lucas got into an on-court shoving match after James blindsided and then flattened Lucas with a pick in the backcourt. Both players were hit with technicals.

    Lucas felt the play was dirty and now thinks it’s ironic. In an interview on the Waddle & Silvy Show on ESPN Radio in Chicago, Lucas implied James was a bit of hypocrite for exaggerating contact on a similar play in Game 1 against the New York Knicks last week.

    “I thought he threw his left shoulder into me a little bit, and then I look up and Tyson Chandler set a clean screen on him, and he took it like he just got shot and all that,” Lucas said. “I mean, you gotta get back up all that like your neck was hurt and stuff, that wasn’t cool.”

    You can definitely see where Lucas III is coming from when calling James a hypocrite.

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/sport...james-flopping

    So lets review ESPN measurements:

    JL3 5'11" 165lbs

    LBJ 6'8" 250lbs

    TC 7'1" 240lbs
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Fri Jul 27th, 2012, 11:54 AM.

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