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Rashard Lewis is heading to the Dallas Mavericks

Rashard Lewis is moving on.

The Heat free agent has agreed to play for the Dallas Mavericks next season for the veteran's minimum, according to Yahoo Sports. Lewis played for two seasons with the Heat, and won a championship in 2013.

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Lewis joins a revamped Mavericks team that recently signed Chandler Parsons as a restricted free agent. Lewis will likely backup Parsons. The Mavericks also add center Tyson Chandler, guard Raymond Felton, forward Richard Jefferson and center Greg Smith.

"Rashard made a difficult decision to join Dallas after two memorable seasons in Miami," agent Colin Bryant told Yahoo Sports. "He would like to thank [Heat owners] Micky Arison, [executives] Pat Riley, Andy Elisburg and the entire Heat organization. He will always consider them family and champions.

"After talking to [Mavericks owner] Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle, he felt a comfort level with the Mavericks. He's excited to join another championship organization."

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Still feel we need at least two players on the team capable of putting up 20+ pts any given night. Bosh should be able to hit that number fairly consistently. Wade and Deng are probably good for 30 pts combined .. day in day out? we will see. McRoberts, Chalmers, Hamilton, Andersen and Nappier/Cole would be counted on to generate 35. Not sure how much Haslem and Granger will be used but they probably insure a solid 85 pts. For me a team has to be a consistent threat to put up 100 pts on you. So it will be interesting to see how they use Chalmers, I don't think it will be at PG. And even more interesting to see how much James Ennis is used and if the kid catches lightning. I would love to see that.

Oh, forgot to ask, does the team pursue Ray Allen or James Jones at this point or do they look to training camp to invite & try out some unsigned players?

Thanks for the championship Rashard. You will always be a member of the Heat Family. We love you!

Just heard that James Jones signed to Cleveland. Sad to see both champions go.

What's up with Ray Allen, I hope Pat Riley does what he can to keep him, he's saved our butts in the last minutes many times.....I hope Allen wants to stay...

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