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Rashard Lewis
SF - 6'10, 235lbs - 44 years old - 16 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
  • Birthdate: 08/08/1979
  • Drafted (NBA): 32nd pick, 1998
  • Pre-draft team: Alief Elsik High School
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
1998 NBA DraftNBADrafted 32nd overall by Seattle.
22nd January, 1999NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Seattle.
2nd August, 2000NBARe-signed by Seattle to a three year, approx. $13.3 million contract. Included player option for 2002/03.
27th June, 2002NBADeclined 2004/05 player option.
19th September, 2002NBARe-signed by Seattle to a seven year, $60 million contract. Included early termination option after 2006/07 season.
25th May, 2007NBAExercised early termination option.
11th July, 2007NBASigned and traded by Seattle with a partially guaranteed six year, $112,753,506 contract to Orlando in exchange for a 2009 second round pick (#57, Emir Preldzic).
18th December, 2010NBATraded by Orlando to Washington in exchange for Gilbert Arenas.
20th June, 2012NBATraded by Washington, along with a 2012 second round pick (#46, Darius Miller) to New Orleans in exchange for Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor.
30th June, 2012NBAWaived by New Orleans.
11th July, 2012NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Miami. Included player option for 2013/14.
25th June, 2013NBAExercised 2013/14 player option.
18th July, 2014NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
22nd July, 2014.NBAContract voided.
Career Moves
January 1999 - June 2007Seattle Supersonics (NBA)
July 2007 - December 2010Orlando Magic (NBA)
December 2010 - June 2012Washington Wizards (NBA)
June 2012New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
July 2012 - June 2014Miami Heat (NBA)
July 2014Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Articles about Rashard Lewis

June 9, 2011

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- Washington: Rashard Lewis: Only by trading for the third worst contract in the NBA could Washington shift the second worst, Arenas. A Wizards team increasingly stacked with young, raw, rather low IQ talent could use some heady veteran play to temper their enthusiasm and harness their growth. But the jury's out on whether Lewis - now only a backup calibre small forward - is that player. And even if he was, Lewis is set to earn $21,136,631, with roughly half that guaranteed the year after. Get your heady veterans elsewhere.

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