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Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Andray Blatche, Rashard Lewis and Michael Beasley are among available forwards. The Heat had not contacted Blatche as of midday Friday and Miami could instead explore adding a “stretch-four,” though Blatche can’t be ruled out. The Heat has a $2.65 million disabled player’s exception that it will lose if not used by March 10. But the trade deadline passed Thursday.
Rashard Lewis – The last we heard from Lewis, he had a new contract rescinded by the Dallas Mavericks after it was discovered that he would need knee surgery. He’s apparently much better now and is working himself back into shape so that he can have a shot at another NBA contract, preferably the Miami HEAT. Dallas likely won’t be interested in another go at him as they have since signed younger, healthier players with his skillset, but if Lewis could prove he was healthy and nimble enough to play, he’d likely get a few sniffs from teams looking for a veteran stretch four.
As for Lewis, whom the Mavericks signed in the offseason before nullifying the contract when he failed a physical, Cuban said: “Rashard Lewis is working out here. We’ve stayed in touch with him and worked with him.”
This year, Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis remain free agents. Allen is biding his time while waiting to see what team he might fit with, and retirement remains a possibility for the 39-year-old. Lewis is working out, sometimes in Dallas, to recover from a knee problem. “We haven’t talked to him, but I think he’s doing it the right way,” owner Mark Cuban said of Allen. “He’s waiting to see who’s doing well. If it comes down to it, we’d always consider it. We’re always open to improving the team. But you don’t want to mess up a good thing, either. That’s when Caron got hurt and Roddy got hurt. But Peja is a good example,” he said referring to Caron Butler and Roddy Beaubois injuries creating a need for Stojakovic in 2010-11.
Of course, when lawyers get involved, stuff gets ugly. Long after Miller, Jones and Lewis figured out the game, Miller’s attorney leaked news that Miller was thinking about suing the Heat. Zafar used $700,000 of Miller’s money to buy the tickets and Miller wanted the Heat to give the money back. When the Heat and Miller couldn’t agree on a settlement, tensions frayed even further. LeBron, of course, knew about all of this last season.
It’s well known at this point that the Heat angered LeBron by amnestying Miller not long after Miller helped the Heat repeat as NBA champions in 2013. Miller said earlier this week in Cleveland that LeBron thought the move “was an unnecessary change.” That’s Miller being nice, of course. Really what probably made LeBron most angry is that the Heat amnestied one of his best friends to save money and then squabbled with Miller over money a South Beach bling king stole from Miller and then, in an odd twist, gave to the Heat. It’s a bizarre tale, and one that certainly infuriates Miller, Jones and Lewis. It’s probably not a coincidence then that all three of those players no longer play for the Heat.
A South Beach bling king from Ohio might be partly to blame for the Heatles break up, and for not only LeBron James going back to Cleveland, but also Mike Miller and James Jones joining the Cavaliers as well. Haider Zafar of Ohio, who allegedly conned Miller, Jones and Rashard Lewis out of millions in 2013, is expected to plead guilty to multiple wire fraud charges, according to court documents filed on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. The Heat amnestied Miller in 2013, but not before a Heat employee introduced Miller, Jones and Lewis to Zafar, who then swindled them to the tune of $7.5 million, according to a grand jury indictment.
Dwain Price: Nelson said the #Mavs may consider signing Rashard Lewis after his knee surgery. Mavs took 1-yr, $1.4 million deal for Lewis off the table.
Earl K. Sneed: Per Donnie Nelson: “It came to our attention during Rashard Lewis’s physical that he is in need of a medical procedure on his right knee.”
Marc J. Spears: The Mavericks have voided forward Rashard Lewis’ one-year contract after finding out he needed knee surgery in his physical, a source said.
New Dallas Mavericks forward Rashard Lewis will soon undergo right knee surgery, his agent told Yahoo Sports. The Mavericks announced the signing of Lewis on July 19 after he agreed to a one-year contract paying the veteran’s minimum. Lewis’ agent Colin Bryant said it’s uncertain how long Lewis will be sidelined. It’s also uncertain if the Mavericks will try to void Lewis’ contract. Lewis’ knee injury was discovered during a physical for the Mavericks. A Mavericks spokesperson declined comment.
Marc J. Spears: Agent Colin Bryant: “Rashard discovered he needs a medical procedure on his right knee to ensure he functions at a high level this season. We look forward to (Lewis) getting this behind him as soon as possible so he can continue his stellar NBA career”
The Dallas Mavericks have come to terms with veteran 3-point shooter Rashard Lewis on a one-year deal. A source confirmed that Lewis will make the veteran minimum salary of $1.4 million, which would preserve the Mavericks’ $2.7-million salary cap exception slot for one of the last two guaranteed rosters spots.
Ira Winderman: Rashard Lewis to Dallas on a one-year deal, per Yahoo. Heat had renounced his rights a day earlier, clear he wasn’t coming back.
Marc J. Spears: Free agent forward Rashard Lewis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavericks, his agent Colin Bryant told Yahoo Sports.
Marc J. Spears: Heat free agent forward Rashard Lewis is expecting interest from Miami, Indiana, Oklahoma City, Toronto and San Antonio, a source said.
Sharp-shooting forward Rashard Lewis is a free agent also, and the Heat will have competition for his services, a source said.
Miami will try to fight off elimination in the NBA Finals tonight with Ray Allen in the starting lineup and regular starting point guard Mario Chalmers on the bench. The Heat announced shortly before tipoff in San Antonio they will start LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Rashard Lewis and Allen. They also deactivated Greg Oden and Justin Hamilton, meaning Michael Beasley will be available for the first time in this series.
The trust James has in his teammates — from Dwyane Wade to Bosh to Rashard Lewis — can be amazing. “You know, C.B. had just missed one, got a great look, but if I draw two and his man leaves him again … I went right back to him and he knocked it down,” James said. “I got a lot of confidence in my teammates and they got a lot of confidence in me and we live with the results no matter what happens.”
Let’s be honest: South Florida fans will jump from sport to sport, from team to team, for any intoxicating partnership with winning. “I think we’ve done a good job of transforming this into a basketball town,” Wade said. “Now when people mention, ‘Miami,’ most of the sports fans around the country think, ‘Heat.’ ” There are 15 players who reflect the residue of this fame in their daily lives. They bump into it everywhere and the attention multiplies now. Chris “Birdman” Andersen gets stopped several times in one grocery trip. Rashard Lewis gets cheers picking up kids from school. “Any restaurant I go in, people clap for me, people want pictures,” guard Norris Cole said. “That’s just how it is now. It’s pretty humbling to have happen to you, but when it happens all the time you figure it’s just part of the playoffs scene.”
In the last four seasons, the Heat have won all three series they have been the road team. In addition to the Pacers and Thunder, they defeated the Chicago Bulls in the 2011 conference finals. “To win a championship, you have to win on road,” forward Rashard Lewis said. “We’re not going to say we’re comfortable [on the road]. If we can get one, we feel like we’ve done our job. … It [homecourt] can be overrated. Getting homecourt, I feel like it is a little added pressure because you have to win. You have to win at home.”
Lewis said he will discuss his playing future with his agent during the summer. The plan is to play at least “two or three” more years long as it’s in the right situation. He said he wants to remain playing for a contending team. “I’m not going to just continue to play if I’m playing for a team that’s rebuilding with young guys that’s not even a playoff-contending team,” Lewis said. “My whole goal is to continue to play for a team that’s going to compete. I feel like I do have more years left in me.”