The Dallas Mavericks have signed Rashard Lewis to a one-year deal, for the veteran minimum, in hopes of adding a three point shooter off the bench.
After losing Jose Calderon and Vince Carter this off-season, the Mavericks were looking for ways to add one or two shooters and Lewis comes as a low-risk, high-reward caliber player.
Rashard Lewis is not the same player he use to be, but he showed in the playoffs with the Miami Heat he can still be a solid contributor. He shot nearly 38% from beyond the three-point line while averaging over 18 minutes per game.
The Mavericks look to utilize Lewis as a back-up player to Dirk Nowitzki that can help spread the floor. The Mavs have also recently added Richard Jefferson in hopes of replacing former sixth man Vince Carter's production off the bench.
The Mavericks are still very much interested in bringing Mo Williams to Dallas as well, and have made it a priority to have a deep bench that will be able to make a deep playoff run.
This was an under the radar move for the Mavericks, as there had been no talks about bringing in Rashard Lewis. Look for the Mavs to continue to make moves as they look to fill out their remaining two roster spots.