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Rashard Lewis
Rashard Lewis
Position: -
Born: 08/08/79
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Earnings: $155,332,815 ($202,358,656*)
Lewis let the call drift to voice mail, then called his agent, Tony Dutt, to get confirmation that he was gone. Distraught, Lewis spoke with Smith. The two exchanged pleasantries and expressed mutual respect, but when he hung up, Lewis had to deal with the reality that he was a 30-something starting over with a rebuilding team. “I think it was most definitely devastating. Emotionally, mentally, it’s draining,” Lewis said recently. “It was a surprise when I got traded. So when you come from being on a team trying to win a championship to be on a team that barely wins road games and barely can win at home, as well . . . it was difficult. It was almost like you wanted the season to be over.”
He has more security and comfort, which he struggled to find last season, when he dealt with the rejection from the Magic and dejection with the Wizards. Lewis also had a right knee injury that limited his productivity and contributed to his frustration. “I wasn’t really into it like I should’ve been. It seemed like everything came so fast during the trade,” Lewis said. “My knee was bad. You wanted a fresh start. You wanted it to be over because you’re coming to a team in turmoil and you’re trying to fix it but they dug a hole so deep, they just couldn’t get out of it. I didn’t say nothing about it last year. But it was most definitely very difficult.”
The Wizards informed Rashard Lewis’s representatives last week that they have no intention of using the amnesty provision on the 13-year veteran forward who is owed $46 million over the next two seasons. Those plans to keep Lewis remain intact, according to a league source, despite new details – uncovered by SI.com’s Zach Lowe – emerging on Tuesday that the salary of any player waived through the amnesty clause will continue to count toward the salary floor, though not the salary cap.