Rashard Lewis has decided to join the Miami Heat, becoming yet another shooting option for the reigning NBA champions.
Agent Tony Dutt said the free agent forward and the Heat agreed to terms on Tuesday, and Lewis is expected to sign his contract Wednesday in Miami. Lewis' decision comes just four days after Ray Allen agreed to accept an offer from Miami.
Allen and Lewis were Seattle teammates for five seasons, from 2003 through 2007 - and both figure to fit perfectly into Miami's plan to surround LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with even more shooters who can stretch defenses.
Allen's 2,718 made 3-pointers are the most in NBA history, and Lewis ranks fifth among active players with 1,690 makes from beyond the arc.
Lewis will make the veteran minimum from Miami for this coming season, worth about $1.3 million. He's picking up another $13.7 million because the final year of his most recent contract - a $118 million, six-year pact - was bought out earlier ...