"I'm telling you what it is: I know I'm the best point guard in the NBA. I don't need anybody else to tell me that." - Stephon Marbury, a while ago.

 
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9  -  Rashard Lewis - SF, 6'10, 235
Miami Heat - Signed as a free agent in July 2012
       Date of birth: 08/08/1979
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 32nd pick, 1998
     Out of: Alief Elsik High School
  NBA Experience: 15 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
January 1999 - June 2007 Seattle Supersonics (NBA)
July 2007 - December 2010 Orlando Magic (NBA)
December 2010 - June 2012 Washington Wizards (NBA)
June 2012 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
July 2012 - present Miami Heat (NBA)


Date
League
Transaction
1998 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 32nd overall by Seattle.
22nd January, 1999 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Seattle.
2nd August, 2000 NBA Re-signed by Seattle to a three year, approx. $13.3 million contract. Included player option for 2002/03.
27th June, 2002 NBA Declined 2004/05 player option and became a free agent.
19th September, 2002 NBA Re-signed by Seattle to a seven year, $60 million contract. Included early termination option after 2006/07 season.
25th May, 2007 NBA Exercised early termination option and became a free agent.
11th July, 2007 NBA Signed 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, 2010 NBA Traded by Orlando to Washington in exchange for Gilbert Arenas.
20th June, 2012 NBA Traded 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, 2012 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
11th July, 2012 NBA Signed a two year guaranteed minimum salary contract with Miami. Included player option for 2013/14.
25th June, 2013 NBA Exercised 2013/14 player option.


From blog:


   A Guide To NBA Player's Music
2011-05-20

The corporate world seems to encourage this. Knowing that the idea of a basketball player in a music video is a terrific comedy vehicle if done correctly, Nike conscripted four of its payroll - Kevin Durant, Mo Williams, Rashard Lewis and Andre Iguodala - to star in the following video, entitled "Hyperize," a slick production that is absolutely dominated by the sight of Williams in jheri curls.




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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork
2011-06-09

[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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