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Kalin Lucas
PG - 6'1, 195lbs - 33 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Signed in Italy - Signed with Forli
  • Birthdate: 05/24/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Michigan State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Matt Taylor (GIG Sports)
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
23rd July, 2011GreeceSigned a one year contract with Olympiakos.
24th January, 2012GreeceReleased by Olympiakos.
29th January, 2012TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season and through 2013 with Banvit.
3rd September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
3rd October, 2013NBAWaived by Chicago.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Iowa Energy.
6th February, 2014D-LeagueWaived by Iowa Energy due to injury.
4th April, 2014D-LeagueRe-acquired by Iowa Energy.
16th September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Memphis.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
4th November, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Memphis.
9th November, 2014NBAWaived by Memphis.
12th November, 2014D-LeagueRe-acquired by Iowa Energy.
19th November, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Memphis.
20th November, 2014NBAWaived by Memphis.
20th November, 2014D-LeagueRe-acquired by Iowa Energy.
19th March, 2015D-LeagueLeft Iowa Energy.
19th March, 2015TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season with TED Kolejliler.
23rd July, 2015ChinaSigned a one year contract with Qingdao.
28th August, 2015TurkeyRe-signed by TED Kolejliler to a one year contract.
29th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
19th December, 2016D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy to Erie BayHawks in exchange for Lewis Jackson and a 2017 third round pick.
20th December, 2016D-LeagueTrade rescinded.
23rd December, 2016D-LeagueTraded by Iowa Energy to Erie BayHawks in exchange for the returning player rights to Jordan Sibert and a 2017 third round pick.
31st August, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
14th October, 2017NBAWaived by Orlando.
5th November, 2017IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Hapoel Jerusalem.
25th September, 2018G-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Lakeland Magic to Stockton Kings in exchange for the returning player rights to Stockton Kings.
27th September, 2018NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
13th October, 2018NBAWaived by Sacramento.
22nd October, 2018G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Stockton Kings.
15th January, 2019NBA/G-LeagueSigned a two-way contract with Detroit/Grand Rapids Drive.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Michigan State (NCAA)
July 2011 - January 2012Olympiakos (Greece)
January 2012 - June 2013Banvit (Turkey)
July 2012San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013Chicago Bulls (NBA)
November 2013 - June 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
July 2014Memphis Grizzlies (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
October 2014 - November 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2014Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2014Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2014 - March 2015Iowa Energy (D-League)
March 2015 - June 2016TED Kolejliler (Turkey)
October 2016 - December 2016Iowa Energy (D-League)
December 2016 - June 2017Erie BayHawks (D-League)
July 2017Orlando Magic (Summer League)
July 2017 - October 2017Orlando Magic (NBA)
November 2017- June 2018Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
September 2018 - October 2018Sacramento Kings (NBA)
October 2018 - January 2019Stockton Kings (G-League)
January 2019 - presentDetroit Pistons (NBA)/Grand Rapids Drive (G-League)
Articles about Kalin Lucas

December 10, 2013

Kalin Lucas - Signed by the Bulls for training camp, but never with a legitimate chance of making the team, Lucas too has hit the D-League, and is averaging 17.7 points and 5.7 assists. However, he too is no half court point passing guard, instead often a scorer, a status undermined by his diminutive stature and merely decent jump-shot. He must improve two of the playmaking, defense and shooting to make it back.

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October 28, 2013

After signing Erik Murphy to a $250,000 guaranteed deal and waiving Richard Hamilton and Malcolm Thomas, the Chicago Bulls had only 12 players under contract. They wanted to bring in veterans Mike James, Dexter Pittman, D.J. White and Dahntay Jones to fight for roster spots. They did not, however, want to pay them anything to do so.

The Bulls thus sought to sign those four to deals incorporating Exhibit 9. But they could not do so until they had 14 contracts. They thus signed undrafted rookie guards Kalin Lucas and Patrick Christopher to unguaranteed yet exhibit 9-less deals before signing those four veterans, thereby meeting the threshold for being able to give out exhibit 9?s, and subsequently signed the vet quartet to four deals containing them.

Lucas and Christopher were waived on the second day of camp. They never stood a chance of making it. An unconfirmed report further suggests that the duo did not even partake in practice – had they done so, they might have gotten hurt. And had they done so, the taxpaying Bulls might have been liable for a hefty bill. As cutthroat as it is, this is business – if someone was going to get hurt in camp, the Bulls wanted it to happen as cheaply as possible. So they protected themselves.

In the end, it has mattered not. White, Pittman and Jones have all been waived – the only surviving unguaranteed contracts are the partially guaranteed deal of Murphy and the Exhibit 9 of James. James seems to have made the team, even without a trade of Marquis Teaque, due in part to the Bulls’s need to meet the minimum roster requirement of 13 players. (They may waive James later when Kurt Thomas is fit to play again, yet he survives for now.)

Nonetheless, even though the finagling ultimately didn’t save the Bulls anything, it was engineered in such a way that it could have done. This is either shrewd asset management and smart business savvy, or an overly callous piece of manipulation by a habitually cheap franchise, depending on your perspective.

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June 22, 2011

Kalin Lucas - Lucas's stock has cooled off during the last couple of years, due in no small part to an injury which he nobly battled through but which clearly slowed him down. When healthy, Lucas is a decent scoring guard, best in transition and fairly crafty if small in the paint, with a decent jumpshot and defensive effort to boot. But his once first round stock has cooled considerably.

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March 17, 2011

Further compounding the problem has been the struggles of team leader Kalin Lucas, who got injured at the end of last season, and who has been noticably hobbled all season. Lucas nevertheless leads the team in scoring, as is the case every year, using his transition ability and use of screens to get open for jumpshots and into the paint, a high IQ undersized scorer that doesn't have to resort to calling 1-4 sets all the time. Lucas has been stuck on full-on scorer's mode all season, by design and quite correctly, forgoing point guard play other than to get the ball over halfcourt and start moving it around. He has been effective at doing this, even with the gimpiness, pouring in 17.2 points per game with 39% three point shooting, both very respectable numbers. But perhaps without the injury, he probably could have cracked 20.

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