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Utah Jazz: John Lucas III injures himself while welcoming teammate to Swat Lake City

Published: Tuesday, June 30 2015 4:11 a.m. MDT

Utah Jazz's John Lucas III (5)  drives up court in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Utah Jazz's John Lucas III (5) drives up court in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

SALT LAKE CITY — John Lucas III missed Wednesday's game for a reason that's almost hard to believe.

The 5-foot-11 point guard sprained his right ankle in Tuesday's practice while trying to block a teammate's shot, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin explained.

"We liked the hustle," Corbin said, smiling.

X-rays were negative, but Lucas is wearing a walking boot on his right foot for now.

"I hate walking around in this boot," he wrote Wednesday on Twitter.

Corbin wouldn't divulge which player had his shot blocked by the diminutive veteran.

The truth — and a dispute — surfaced in the locker room.

The victim: Ian Clark.

"It was a foul," the 6-foot-3 Clark said. "He knows it was a foul. If he wants to take credit for a block, I'll give it to him."

Injured players aren't made available for comment, but we'll assume Lucas disagrees with Clark's foul call.

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