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Heat add Rashard Lewis on Veterans Minimum

July 11, 2012

Just when you thought the Heat had already did enough offseason building by picking up Ray Allen the ex-Celtic sharpshooter, the madness continued today. Miami has now inked a deal with veteran forward Rashard Lewis who spent last season with the Wizards and was involved in a trade recently that sent Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor to the Wizards in return the Hornets received the 46th pick and Rashard Lewis in which they bought out his contract making him a free agent.

Money was not a major concern for Rashard Lewis as he was bought out by the Hornets for $13.7 million so signing for the veterans minimum was not affecting Lewis. Knowing his career is in its final years Lewis wanted to be on a championship contending team and who better to play for then the defending champions. Rashard Lewis will fit right in to what Miami sees in the future and thats spacing the floor with jump shooters and giving James and Wade options to get to the hole or kick to some of the best shooters the game has seen in Allen and Lewis. Lewis ranks 8th all time in 3-point shots made and has hit numerous big game shots in the playoffs.

Rashard Lewis will be a good backup to Chris Bosh and LeBron James when they are at the 4. He will fill a void the Heat haven’t had and have been missing. A solid forward who can shoot from 22+ consistently and defend on the other end of the court. If Miami has a Allen, Wade, James, Lewis, and Bosh lineup it will be real tough to cover all of them during a 48 minute game with unlimited spacing on the court and 3 of the top 15 players in the world on the court. Lewis will be a key piece to the Miami Heat if they want to repeat as the NBA Champions.

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