Report: Rashard Lewis to sign with Miami Heat
Rashard Lewis will reportedly sign with the Miami Heat, according to a tweet Tuesday afternoon from ESPN’s Jared Zwerling.
Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports tweeted that sources are saying he’ll sign for the veterans minimum of $1.35 million next season.
In June, the Washington Wizards traded Lewis to the New Orleans Hornets, who in turn bought out his contract for $13.7 million. Lewis was entering the sixth and final year of his $118 million contract. He was set to become the second highest paid player in the league, behind the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, who will make $31.5 million next season.
Ray Allen, who reached an agreement on July 6 to play for the Heat next season, was teammates with Rashard Lewis from their days on the Seattle Supersonics.
In 28 games for the Wizards last season, Lewis averaged 7.8 and 3.9 rebounds in 26 minutes per game.
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.—
Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 10, 2012
People I've talked to today believe it's very likely Rashard Lewis will end up in Miami for the $1.35 million veteran's minimum.—
Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) July 10, 2012