The Scoop:The Thunder, Pacers and Grizzlies have all reportedly expressed interest in Lucas, but they were likely offering short-term deals without a season-long guarantee. It's doubtful if he'll get such security in Chicago, as Aaron Brooks has been playing very well off the Bulls' bench, but for now he's holding out for a better deal.
The Scoop:Lucas joins Ish Smith, Diante Garrett, and Michael Jenkins as candidates to be added to Oklahoma City's roster if the exemption is granted by the league. While the Thunder are in desperate need of backcourt depth with Russell Westbrook set to miss the next month, none of the aforementioned players should be picked up in standard fantasy leagues if they sign with OKC.
(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Durant says he will not rush back from surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot. Durant could miss two months with the Oklahoma City Thunder, projecting his return close to Christmas from what the reigning MVP said is his first real injury. - - Veteran guard John Lucas III signed a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards. Lucas, undrafted in 2005 from Oklahoma State, spent his first six seasons with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah. Lucas, 31, went to training camp with the Boston Celtics. ...
The Scoop:With Brad Beal set to miss six weeks, Lucas would provide the Wizards with some much-need backcourt depth. The 31-year-old owns career averages of just 4.8 points, 1.0 boards, and 1.4 assists, so his fantasy value is essentially non-existent if and when he signs with the Wizards.