Hardaway signed a nonguaranteed contract this summer after a
strong tryout. He hasn't played in a regular-season game in nearly
two years because of knee problems and has been limited for several
seasons by an array of injuries.
The 6-foot-5 Sura has been plagued by back and knee injuries
almost since the day he signed with Houston in 2004. He missed the
2005-06 season after arthroscopic knee surgery. Two months later,
he had surgery to fix a herniated disk in his back.
The 34-year-old Sura also sat out last season as the back injury
lingered. The former Florida State star averaged 8.6 points, 3.4
rebounds and 3.8 assists in 10 NBA seasons.
The 5-11 Lucas, son of former Rocket John Lucas, appeared in 60
regular-season games over the past two seasons and averaged 3.1
points. Lucas had an outside shot but a defensive liability because
of his height. And when the Rockets acquired point guards Mike James and Steve Francis in the offseason, the release of Lucas
The Pistons drafted Mejia in the second round, No. 57 overall,
out of DePaul, where he averaged 14.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.6
assists per game last season.
The 6-foot-6 Mejia played in six preseason games for Detroit,
averaging 1.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in nine minutes.
Lyde, who played at Temple, was invited to training camp as a
free agent after spending four seasons in the NBA Development
League. He played in three preseason games for the Jazz, averaging
1.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 6.7 minutes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.