DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free
agent forward Rashard Lewis. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not
Lewis (6-10, 235) is a 16-year veteran and two-time NBA All-Star (2005,
2009). He has career averages of 14.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1
steals and 32.0 minutes in 1049 career games (842 starts) for Seattle,
Orlando, Washington and Miami.
The Pineville, La., native returns to the state where he played his high
school basketball. Lewis was a standout and Alief Elsik High School in
Houston. He entered his name in the 1998 NBA Draft out of high school and
was selected with the 32nd overall pick by the Seattle Supersonics.
Lewis spent the past two seasons in Miami Heat and was a member of the
Heat’s 2013 NBA Championship Team. Last season, he averaged 4.5 points, 1.8
rebounds and 16.2 minutes in 60 games (6 starts). In the 2014 NBA Playoffs,
Lewis increased his averages to 5.3 points and 2.1 rebounds while also being
moved into the Heat’s starting lineup. The Heat fell to San Antonio in the