HoopsHype Rashard Lewis rumors

September 30, 2012 Updates

Rashard Lewis said he's not thinking about starting at power forward for #Heat, right now preparing for bench role "Right now, I’m not looking forward to starting,’’ Lewis told FOX Sports Florida. “I just want to come in and get healthy and get my legs back under me and get my wind going. I’m looking for coming off the bench.’’ But Lewis, who said Erik Spoelstra has said nothing so far about starting or not, said that’s not his preferred role. “That’s not my preferred role but that’s how I’m looking at things,’’ he said. “I’m going to let Coach just make that decision.'' Sulia

September 28, 2012 Updates

This time the journey will include offseason free-agent acquisitions Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. "It almost seems as if they've rewound the clock," Spoelstra said of the veteran 3-point specialists. "Ray seems like he's in the mid-20s. "We haven't really had a catch-and-shoot player with ability and skill set of Ray." Spoelstra said Lewis also appears rejuvenated and beyond his knee issues. "First time in two years he's been able to lean down and pick up his kids," Spoelstra said of Lewis. "The last two and a half weeks he's been playing and scrimmaging. And immediately you start to see his skill set the hurt us so much when he was with Orlando." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 25, 2012 Updates

What about the Miami Heat? James Worthy: I would have to say Miami still has a little edge simply because they won last year. It will be so much easier for them to win again because they know how to do it. With them adding Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, they have tremendous scorers and three-point shooters off the bench. Then they also have the greatest player in the game with LeBron James. I give them the edge because they're defending champions. Los Angeles Times

September 24, 2012 Updates

Will the Heat win back-to-back titles? BB: I've always been this way: Whenever a team wins the championship, I go with that team, because they are the champions. And there's no reason why you wouldn't. But I think the Heat have improved adding Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen. They are going to help them a great deal because now they have dependable three-point shooters to spread the floor. They didn't shoot the ball so well from the three-point line last season, although they did in the Finals. They were fortunate to get hot during the Finals. A lot of people have a problem with what Ray Allen has done as far as leaving the Boston Celtics and going to a rival, so he's going to have to play to the best of his abilities so that he can justify what he's doing. HoopsHype

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Heat fans should appreciate Ray Allen next season, because there's no assurance he will be here beyond that. Two sources with direct knowledge tell us that Allen’s two-year deal with the Heat includes a $3.2 million player option for 2013-14. So if Allen wants to become a free agent again next July, he can. So can Rashard Lewis, due $1.4 million in 2013-14. Miami Herald

Heat fans should appreciate Ray Allen next season, because there's no assurance he will be here beyond that. Two sources with direct knowledge tell us that Allen’s two-year deal with the Heat includes a $3.2 million player option for 2013-14. So if Allen wants to become a free agent again next July, he can. So can Rashard Lewis, due $1.4 million in 2013-14. If Allen and Lewis both “opt-in” for 2013-14, Miami again would have only the $3 million mini-mid level exception, even if its amnesties Mike Miller, barring trades. If Allen and Lewis opt out, using the amnesty provision on Miller would give the Heat a $5 million exception. Miami Herald

July 11, 2012 Updates
July 10, 2012 Updates

Rashard Lewis will make nearly $18 million less next season than LeBron James. But that didn’t stop him from borrowing from James when he announced his intention Tuesday to sign with the Miami Heat. “I’m taking my talents to South Beach,’’ Lewis wrote in a text message to Mark Hartfield, a former teammate at Houston’s Alief Elkin High School and the son of their coach, Jarrel Hartfield. FOXSports Florida

Alex Kennedy: Rashard Lewis will officially sign with the Miami Heat tomorrow, source close to the forward confirms. That team is stacked. Twitter

“I’m taking my talents to South Beach,’’ Lewis wrote in a text message to Mark Hartfield, a former teammate at Houston’s Alief Elkin High School and the son of their coach, Jarrel Hartfield. FOXSports Florida

The 14-year veteran had his contract bought out June 30 by New Orleans for $13.7 million. Money, therefore, was not considered a big obstacle. “He’s made a lot of money in his life,’’ said Jarrel Hartfield, Lewis’ coach at Atlief Eskin High School in Houston. “He wants to win a championship.’’ FOXSports Florida

Brian Windhorst: Heat on verge of getting a commitment from Rashard Lewis, sources tell http://ESPN.com. Story posted soon. Twitter

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