Dallas Mavericks v Orlando Magic

Mavericks sign Rashard Lewis to one-year, minimum-salary contract


In 2002, Rashard Lewis was debating between signing with the Seattle SuperSonics and Dallas Mavericks. Here’s what each team offered:

  • Seattle: six years, $65 million
  • Dallas: three years, $15 million

Lewis ultimately picked the Sonics, but that the Mavericks even competed with their lesser offer shows how highly he thought of them.

Now, a dozen years later, Lewis – who grew up in Texas – joins LeBron James as Heat players heading home.

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Lewis will likely back up Dirk Nowitzki. Like Nowitzki, Lewis is a stretch four, so he’ll allow the Mavericks to keep the same scheme no matter which player is in the game.

Don’t count on Lewis, who turns 35 next month, to play many minutes. But in a limited role, he still might be able to help a playoff team.

Kevin Durant with huge dunk on visiting Fenerbahce Ulker

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Welcome to America, Fenerbahce Ulker.

The Turkish powerhouse was in America playing some exhibition games this preseason, and they got a first-hand reminder that Kevin Durant is back. KD had 13 points in the Thunder’s easy 111-81 win.

Not to be outdone, Russell Westbrook got in on the act.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.