John Lucas III: Chicago Bulls Point Guard Makes Me Eat Crow

March 20th, 2012 by Darrell Horwitz Leave a reply »
I've been critical of Chicago Bulls point guard John Lucas lll practically since he joined the team. After much thought, and listening to my readers, I will now admit I was wrong.

I'm not sure what exactly changed my mind, but after scoring 20 points in a little over 21 minutes against Orlando on Monday, I now see his value.

Shooting 8-13 against the Orlando Magic, including 4-7 from the three-point stripe, Lucas III helped propel the Bulls to a 85-59 butt-whipping of Orlando. To go along with his 24-point performance against the Miami Heat last week playing in place of the injured Derrick Rose and leading the Bulls to a shocking 106-102 win, he's now responsible for helping the Bulls win three games this year.

In January, he scored 25 points in a 78-64 victory over the Washington Wizards.

You can say he had a good week and that's it, but that would be denying how he has helped the club.

This isn't a sudden case of "Linsanity," though he might be getting more publicity outside of Chicago if he played in New York.

With Rose out and C.J. Watson hobbled, someone needed to step up and he has done that. He's not shy when ...

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