There’s no Jean-Luc Picard nor Riker involved here, but the sons of well-known figures in the sports world are making news this morning.â†µ
Kyle Williams, son of White Sox GM Kenny Williams, will be a member of the San Francisco 49ers this year:â†µ
The 49ers drafted Williams, out of Arizona State, with the No. 206 pick of the NFL draft. He led Arizona State last season as a senior with 57 receptions for 815 yards and eight touchdowns. He also received All-Pac-10 honors as a punt returner.â†µ
And the Bulls have invited John Lucas III to training camp with a partially guaranteed contract:â†µ
The contract might not be signed until closer to the start of camp later this month, sources said, so the Bulls can retain roster flexibility in case a trade materializes in the next few weeks that would necessitate the use of the roster spot earmarked for Lucas.â†µ
But Lucas, sources said, has been invited to camp with the idea that he can make Chicago’s opening night roster. Lucas’ one-year deal for the league minimum would become fully guaranteed if the 28-year-old can stay on the Bulls’ roster past Jan. 10.â†µ
Lucas is the son of former NBA player and coach John Lucas; the younger Lucas has played in the NBA before, with the Houston Rockets. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was a Rockets assistant at the time.