The Miami Heat were a great team in the National Basketball Association this past year. They may be even better next season.
On Wednesday, the Heat, the reigning NBA Champions, confirmed the acquisitions of Ray Allen from the Boston Celtics and Rashard Lewis from the New Orleans Hornets. Both are longtime veterans in the NBA and were teammates in Seattle from 2002-2007.
Allen will receive $3 million this season, while Lewis will receive $15 million.
Lewis was traded from Washington to New Orleans with a second round draft pick for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza on June 20, but Lewis was dropped from the Hornets ten days later as he was put on waivers.
Lewis had a career high 22.4 points with the Seattle Supersonics in 2007, but has seen his production drop over the years because of knee injuries.
Allen meanwhile was part of the big three in Boston alongside Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, and won an NBA Finals in 2008. Last season he averaged 14.2 points.