Jul 30, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT
But then, after the contract was signed, it was discovered (or at least, it was revealed) that Lewis would require knee surgery.
Not cool, the Mavericks decided, so they voided the contract and wished Lewis nothing but the best.
Once the dust settles, however, and the extent of the injury and its recovery time are understood, Dallas may in fact revisit Lewis as an option for next season’s roster.
Nelson said the
#Mavs may consider signing Rashard Lewis after his knee surgery. Mavs took 1-yr, $1.4 million deal for Lewis off the table.
That would be Donnie Nelson, Mavericks president of basketball operations.
It was an obvious decision to void the initial contract, especially considering the way the team found out about the need for surgery after the fact, along with not knowing the extent of just how available Lewis will be to play next season.
But if Lewis can be of any assistance once he’s fully healed, it would make just as much sense for Dallas to circle back and sign him once again — just the way the team did when a very similar situation occurred with Devin Harris last summer.
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