Heat interested in PG John Lucas III: es.pn/MU7vE1
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 9, 2012
Lucas' NBA career seemed stagnant. He only played two games in 2010-11 and previously had bounced around Europe, the D-League, and China since his last NBA stint in 2007. On the other hand, the 29-year-old showed some sparks this year as a scoring point for the Bulls. Three times, Lucas dropped 20 in games where Derrick Rose was unable to play. That includes a memorable 24-point outing featuring a nasty stepback jumper in the face of a somewhat embarrassed LeBron James. With the majority of Miami's offense coming from James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, all the Heat need from their other two spots is guys who can nail shots, and Lucas shot at a nearly 40 percent clip from downtown this year. He could be a serviceable backup to Mario Chalmers.