It feels like it has been ages since Rashard Lewis’ All-Star days. As a member of the Seattle Supersonics and Orlando Magic Lewis was one of the top stretch power forwards and small forwards in the NBA. Lewis had a short stop in Washington with a Wizards, and is currently resurrecting himself in his second season with the Miami Heat.
Lewis’ first season as a member of the Heat didn’t have many highlights as he found a tough time cracking the rotation due to health issues as well as having a tough time beating out Mike Miller and Shane Battier for playing time.
Lewis had a decent impact this season as the 9th or 10th man, but he has found some recent success in his past few games as a starter. Erik Spoelstra decided to put Lewis in the lineup to utilize his size and shooting. Standing at 6’10 Lewis can use his length to bother defenders and he can bring his man out to defend him at the three point line so that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can drive the lane with ease.
In games 5 ...