The San Antonio Spurs fell what was likely a rebound or blocked shot away from winning the NBA Finals this year but they failed to shutdown the Miami Heat and walked away second best. Now the team is using free agency as a way to see if they can improve upon what looked to be their best team in years and according to Mark Deeks from ShamSports.com, John Lucas III is a guy the Spurs might be looking into for help.
Another name on the backup point guard market, John Lucas III, has himself an unlikely but legitimate suitor in the San Antonio Spurs.
— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) July 1, 2013
Unlikely but legitimate suitor is quite the oxymoron but what it means is that the Spurs don’t want to go out and spend money but are high enough on Lucas that they’re willing to entertain the idea of adding him. If they do go after Lucas, he figures to be a back up point guard and come off the bench, much like he’s done his entire career.
But unlike others, Lucas III is a cheap option that can come in and instantly improve a team’s bench. Just look no further than his 2012 contributions to the Chicago Bulls Bench Mob for evidence that Lucas can come in and lead a team to victory.
He played a key role in coming off the bench and beating the Heat in a classic game back in 2012 and that’s the kind of guy the Spurs are looking for. Not only a guy who can beat the Heat, but an inexpensive backup with huge potential to come off the bench and not leave coaches or fans worrying about what will go wrong.