Gilbert Arenas Traded for Rashard Lewis

Dec 19, 2010


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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