Rashard Lewis

Rashard Quovon Lewis ( born August 8, 1979 in Pineville, Louisiana ) is an American professional basketball player.

Lewis was on his high school years, at the Alief Elsik High School in Houston, Texas, as one of the best basketball players nationally celebrated and decided not to play basketball at the University, but to immediately switch to the NBA.

Although he was regarded by many experts as a safe first- round draft pick, him this honor in the NBA Draft of year 1998 was not to be divided, as many teams simply went over him. Therefore, he had to wait until the beginning of the second round, before he was elected with the third overall pick in the second round by the Seattle SuperSonics. Since then he went for the franchise from the extreme northwest of the United States of America on basket hunt. In the summer of 2007, he was then, after Ray Allen has already been traded to Boston, traded to the Orlando Magic, in order to create enough space in the offense for the Sonics Kevin Durant. The Orlando Magic Lewis should along with Dwight Howard form a new dynamic duo and make the Magic one of the strongest teams in the East.

His first career highlight he experienced in the 2004/2005 season, when he and Ray Allen to win the Northwest Division led the Seattle SuperSonics by winning 52 games. This season, he was appointed for the first time in the All-Star team in the Western Conference. In 2009, he also reached the finals of the playoffs, in which he took with his Lakers Orlando Magic against the Los Angeles, however, had to admit defeat.

At the beginning of the next season he was due to an excessive testosterone value, which is due to steroids, suspended for ten games.

In December 2010, Rashard Lewis was traded to the Washington Wizards. In return, the Orlando Magic point guard Gilbert Arenas received.

After a weak 2011/2012 season with just 7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, the Washington Wizards Lewis were trading on the New Orleans Hornets for center Emeka Okafor and small forward Trevor Ariza. On 2 July 2012, he was discharged from the Hornets and received $ 13.7 million. On July 11, he signed a two - year contract with the Miami Heat.