One of the positives (and frankly surprises) of the pre-season so far has been John Lucas III’s ability to create instant offence. In general, the whole “instant offence” moniker is overused and over-exaggerated, but in the case of Lucas, it’s a worthy title.
Lucas came into Monday night’s game against the Bucks having scored 58 points in 95 pre-season minutes (about 22 points per 36 minutes) on over 50 per cent shooting as he makes his case to become the Raptors’ modern day version of “The Microwave” (Don’t worry, I don’t actually think of Lucas in the same breath as the great Vinnie Johnson).
Then against the Bucks, he did this:
Less than five seconds on the clock, takes the ball from one end of the court to the other, then gets up and under a defender’s arms in mid air while releasing the buzzer-beating three-pointer. Just another night at the office for JL3, or should I say, just another night at the office for the “most interesting man in the NBA.”
Keep doing your thing, John, keep doing your thing.