May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Rashard Lewis (9) reacts against the Indiana Pacers in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Rashard Lewis Rumors: Minimum deal likely during season?

Not every deal that is agreed upon in the NBA or in sports as a whole ends up being seen through to conclusion. That was the case with Rashard Lewis, who had a deal with the Dallas Mavericks but ended up having it pulled back before anything could be signed.

Surgery is keeping teams turned off to Lewis at the moment but he’s very much on the back burner for a lot of teams around the league looking for three point sharp shooting.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Rod Mahoney, there will indeed be a market for Lewis when he is fully healthy again and his chances of playing in the NBA this season are pretty high.

Nevertheless, there should be a market for Lewis if he makes it back to the hardwood in reasonable shape. Veteran shooters have a way of landing minimum deals and roster spots in part because their long-range accuracy holds up well against both age and injury. It’s for that reason that Lewis will likely play in the NBA again soon, whether this season or next.

Lewis had a deal with the Dallas Mavericks but it was reneged after he needed surgery on his knee. That’s something that is preventing him from getting a deal now, but Lewis might be better off waiting things out and offering his services up to a contender in February or March rather than get involved with a team now that might be out of things then.

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