Gilbert Arenas Traded for Rashard Lewis

Dec 19, 2010

The Orlando Magic weren’t done. After earlier trading Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, and Mickael Pietrus, and a first round pick for Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, and Earl Clark, the Magic made another blockbuster move.
This time they traded Rashard Lewis, who was never quite the same after serving a ten game suspension for a substance abuse violation to start last season.  After averaging 18.9 points over an eight-year span from the 2000-2001 season until the 2008-2009 season, he is averaging 13.6 points in his last 97 games.
Lewis joins a crowded group of swing players in Washington with Al Thornton and Josh Howard, who just made his season debut. I don’t see the deal helping his fantasy value.
Meanwhile Gilbert Arenas will likely have a diminished role as he joins the likes of Dwight Howard, Jason Richardson, Jameer Nelson, and Hedo Turkoglu.

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