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2012 Wizards' Player Evaluations: Rashard Lewis

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It is the end of the season which marks the point where the Bullets Forever community get to weigh in on how well they think each Wizards player did over the course of the the abbreviated 2011-12 season. Each player is rated on the 1-10 scale. Next up: Rashard Lewis

If there were such a thing as a DH in the NBA then Rashard Lewis might have had more of a role to play on this year's Wizards squad. For all the talk about how the compressed schedule did not damage older teams such as the Celtics or Spurs, you have to wonder how Lewis would have responded with a training camp, access to team doctors and a less compressed schedule. Lewis, during the time he was semi-healthy, had a productive game maybe one out of every four outings. These outings also coincided with when the Wizards were playing his old bandmates the Orlando Magic. One out of every four games Lewis would surprise you with a solid outing, otherwise, Lewis' statline was remarkably consistent for the 28 games that he suited up for the team. There were a lot of 2-10 or 3-12 nights, his three point shooting had atrophied to the point where it was an offensive hindrance and his leadership was such that the Wizards posted a 6-22 record during the games in which he competed.

Lewis now enters an offseason where the biggest choice that he may have to face is to find employment on another team since the Wizards could buy him out to acquire to cap space to acquire a more serviceable piece. If that happens, it would be a ignoble end for a player whose only acquisition value was in getting Gilbert Arenas off the roster. If GM Ernie Grunfeld manages to find a taker for Lewis before the Wizards have to buy him out, it would be considered a minor miracle.

BOLD PREDICTION: One of Rashard Lewis' horses will win the Kentucky Derby.