HoopsHype Rashard Lewis rumors

July 10, 2012 Updates

Jared Zwerling: It appears Rashard Lewis is on the verge of signing w/ Heat -- definitely the ones to beat next season. They got those shooters: Allen too. Twitter

Peter Vecsey: Hearing Billy King met with Grant Hill. Unconfirmed. Hearing Rashard Lewis met with Heat. Unconfirmed. Twitter

The Heat may yet have better luck with Lewis, who has not officially made a decision, and could still visit Atlanta this week. Sources, however, said the 32-year-old finesse forward was extremely impressed with the Heat’s presentation, enough that he is seriously considering taking the $1.35 million offer. That would be tacked onto the $13.7 million Lewis has already received from New Orleans in a buyout. Palm Beach Post

Considering Heat called Marcus Camby's camp at 12:01 a.m. on 1st day of free agency, they really wanted him. The master plan was to try to get both Ray Allen and Camby. But Camby, who got a three-year, $13 million deal from New York, wasn't going to settle for the $1.35 million minimum and a sign-and-trade couldn't be worked out with Houston. Now, the Heat will turn their attention into seeing if they can get Rashard Lewis to come for the $1.35 million. Sulia

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The agent for free agent small forward Rashard Lewis, Tony Dutt, confirmed reports that Lewis is scheduled to visit Miami on Sunday, and the Heat appear to have as good a chance as anybody to land the 32-year-old, two-time All-Star who has averaged 16.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in his 14-year career. Dutt said Lewis, who was traded from Washington to New Orleans on June 20 and bought out by the Hornets on June 30, may also visit Atlanta and New York. San Antonio is also believed to be in the mix as well. SI.com

Forward Rashard Lewis is visiting Sunday and the fact the Heat can offer only a minimum contract apparently has not eliminated his interest. Lewis told associates that he’s not hung up over salary because he’s making $13.7 million in a Hornets buyout next season. He also might speak to the Spurs and Knicks. Miami Herald

Gary Washburn: Wouldn't be surprised if Ray Allen is helping recruit Rashard Lewis to Miami. The two were close during their time in Seattle #heat #sonics Twitter

July 6, 2012 Updates

Rashard Lewis will meet with the Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon, according to sources close to the forward. There’s mutual interest between Lewis and the Heat, and the two sides could agree to terms on a deal if all goes well this weekend. HoopsWorld

Is there a possibility the Heat could get both Allen and Camby? A source reiterated there’s no chance Camby would sign for the veteran’s minimum of $1.35 million but it’s possible a sign-and-trade deal could be arranged with Houston (it’s unclear if Lewis would accept the veteran’s minimum). FOXSports Florida

After spending the last two seasons with the struggling Washington Wizards, the 32-year-old wants to join a contender, and the Heat are near the top of his list. The New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers have also expressed interest in Lewis, according to sources close to the situation. HoopsWorld

Ethan J. Skolnick: Rashard Lewis' meeting w/the Heat is Sunday, not Saturday. Hasn't ruled out anything, but would naturally prefer mid-level. Other suitors. Twitter

July 5, 2012 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Rashard Lewis will meet with the Miami Heat this weekend, according to sources. There's mutual interest between Lewis and the Heat. Twitter

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