Is Rashard Lewis Worth the Max? July 13, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
Rashard Lewis recently just signed a six-year, $113 million dollar deal with the Orlando Magic. Dwight Howard just signed a 5 year, $85 million dollar extension with the Magic.
That being said, If you were the GM for the Orlando Magic, would you have given a player who was often seen as Ray Allen’s sidekick the max deal, and more importantly, give him more money than your star player Dwight Howard?
I like Rashard Lewis, but the safer bet would have been to take that $113 million and try to find some veteran talent that would provide a solid supporting cast to Dwight Howard. That would have been the more reasonable option.
This a deal that can make or break the Orlando Magic, but we all know that huge contracts have caused problems for teams in the past.