Rashard Lewis Signs With Heat

Rashard Lewis has decided to join the Miami Heat, becoming yet another shooting option for the 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’s decision comes just four days after the Celtics’ Ray Allen agreed to accept an offer from Miami.

Lewis will make the veteran minimum this 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 this offseason by New Orleans, who acquired the 6-foot-10-inch forward in a trade with Washington and then waived him.

Source: A.P.