Free agent update: Lewis signs with Miami

Free agent update: Lewis signs with Miami
July 10, 2012, 10:18 pm
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Less than two weeks after getting traded from the non-playoff appearing Washington Wizards and just days after receiving a 13.7 million buyout from the New Orleans Hornets, Rashard Lewis is taking his remaining talents to South Beach. Not to retire, to play for a ring with the NBA champion Miami Heat.Nice life if you can swing it.No details yet, but early best estimates suggestLewis swung a two-year deal with the Heat for the veteran's minimum, a measly 1.35 million per season. (He's made nearly 139 million during your 14-year career, so yes, I said measly).Obviously injuries, age and mileage have sapped the 32-year old's game.However, there is a big difference playing for a youthful and at times dysfunctional Wizards squad compared to the champion Heat. When Lewis is on the court with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen, he will be open more than 7-Eleven. With defenders focusing elsewhere,the career 39 percent 3-point shooter will have less people guarding him than an overthrown third world leader. Miami could be a nice fit for the stretch-power forward,if indeed he's still got game, and vice-versa. If not, Lewis gets paid to watch LeBron and company from a courtside seat.Like I said, nice life if you can swing it.

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