Jun 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat power forward Rashard Lewis (9) is introduced during the 2013 NBA championship rally at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Rashard Lewis Will Remain With Miami Heat, Opts In To Contract

Shocked? I bet.

The Miami Heat will attempt to go for the three peat next season and will have the assistance of Rashard Lewis in their quest.

Lewis today opted into his contract for the 2013-14 season, shocking nobody in the process.

The contract will pay Lewis just shy of $1.4 million, much of it to sit on the end of the Heat bench.

A one time high school phenom who elected to bypass college played a limited role for the Heat this year, averaging just over 14 minutes and even less in the postseason.

At one time one of the premier three point shooters in the league, Lewis is a two time NBA All-Star who spent the vast majority of his career with the Seattle Supersonics before moving onto the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic.

Appearing in 55 games for the Heat this past season, Lewis averaged a paltry 5.2 points and 2.2 rebounds a game. His role with the Heat is not expected to increase next year as the franchise attempts to gain a bit more youth.

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  • joshua wallace

    I believe they should give him more minutes in the 2014 playoffs so he can get a flow going