Free-agent point guard John Lucas III has reached an agreement to join the Utah Jazz, his agent told The Salt Lake Tribune.
The Jazz had actively courted Lucas for more than a week, flying him to Orlando during summer league, where he met with coach Tyrone Corbin and Jazz executives. He will become the second point guard on the roster, behind rookie Trey Burke.
Terms of the deal were not known, but the minimum salary for a five-year veteran is $1,027,424 and indications are that Lucas will receive more. When the deal is finalized, the Jazz will have added six new players this season. In addition to Lucas, the Jazz traded for Burke and Rudy Gobert on draft night, and added Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush via a trade with Golden State.