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30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #87-85

Rashard Lewis features today’s countdown.

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87. Rashard Lewis

Rashard Quovon Lewis was a 6’10”, 215 lb. power forward from Pineville, Louisiana. Born on August 8th, 1979, he was initially chosen in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft, by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 32nd overall selection.

Lewis played nine seasons in Seattle, averaging 16.6 points with 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game. He’s ninth on their all-time list with 617 regular season games and 362 blocks, sixth with 20,921 minutes and with 10,251 points, second with 973 three-pointers, and 10th with 3,595 rebounds and 708 steals. He made the all-star team in 2004-05. Later, he played with the Orlando Magic (257 games) and the Washington Wizards (60 games). During the 2012 offseason, he signed with the Heat for two seasons and $2.8 million.

After joining Miami, Lewis came off the bench for the Heat as a deep threat. He played 14.4 minutes per game, scoring 5.2 points with 2.2 boards and 0.5 assists. He appeared in 55 games in total, starting nine times. The Heat posted a 47-8 record in his appearances, versus 19-8 when he didn’t play. On April 6th, he came into the game in relief, and scored 14 points on six-of-10 shooting, with seven rebounds and three helpers in a 19-point win against the Philadelphia 76ers. He scored a season-high 19 on April 15th in a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He then appeared in 11 of Miami’s 23 playoff games as the Heat won their third NBA Championship, scoring 17 points in total on eight-of-20 shooting.

In 2013-14, Lewis played in 60 games, starting six times and helping the Heat to a 41-19 record in the games in which he played. They went 13-9 otherwise. His best game of the season was on January 4th, when he made three-of-six from outside with four rebounds, three steals, and two rebounds for 18 points in total in a 16-point win over the Magic.

On May 28th, In Miami’s 93-90 Game Five win over the Indiana Pacers, Lewis totaled 18 points on six-of-nine shooting from deep, with four rebounds.

After the 2014 playoffs, Lewis signed on with the Dallas Mavericks, but the contract was voided when he failed his physical. He hasn’t appeared in the NBA since that time.

Stat Line: 115 games, 15.3 minutes, .414 field goals, .366 three-pointers, .692 free throws, 4.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 10.9 PER, 2.9 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 456.7

86. Tellis Frank

Tellis Frank, born on April 26th, 1965, is a 6'10" power forward from Gary, IN. After graduating Lew Wallace High School in his hometown, he went on to play four seasons in college with the University of Western Kentucky. As a senior in 1986-87, heaveraged 18 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per appearance. The Golden State Warriors chose him in the first round of that season's draft, with the 14th overall selection.

Frank played with Golden State for two seasons (110 games), scoring seven point with four rebounds per game. Before the 1989-90 season, the Warriors sent him to the Heat for a second round pick (Steve Bardo).

Frank played 77 games with the Heat, starting 39 of them at the power forward position. He shot 45.8%, scoring 9.5 per contest with five rebounds and an assist. He finished in double figures 40 times, including four double doubles. On the 11th of November, he scored 18 points with four rebounds and three assists in a win over the Houston Rockets, 101-99. On January 26th, he scored 16 points on six-of-nine shooting with six boards and four assists as the Heat lost to the Indiana Pacers, 115-105. The club released him during the offseason.

Frank went on to play with Phonola Caserta (Italy), the Minnesota TimberWolves (77 games), Pitch Cholet (France), TDK Manresa (Spain), Caja San Fernando (Spain), Leon Caja Espana (Spain), Scandone Avellino (Italy), Basket Livorno (Italy), and Longobardi Scafati (Italy).

Stat Line: 77 games, 22.9 minutes, .458 field goals, .765 free throws, 9.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.7 steals, 11.1 PER, 2.0 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 457.8

86. Michael Doleac

Michael Doleac, born June 15th, 1977, was a 6'11" center from San Antonio. After completing high school at Central Catholic High in Portland, OR early, he joined the University of Utah Utes for four seasons, scoring 16 points with seven rebounds per game as a senior. He graduated with the Class of 1998 at the age of 20. The Orlando Magic picked him in the first round of the draft that year, with the 12th overall pick.

Doleac started out his professional career by making the all-rookie second team. In three seasons with the Magic (207 games), he scored 6.6 points with 3.6 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. He followed that with stints in Cleveland, with the Cavaliers(42 games), the New York Knicks (121 games), and the Denver Nuggets (26 games). During the 2004 offseason, he signed a three year, $7,920,000 contract to play with Miami.

Doleac started at center for Miami in eight of his 80 appearances in 2004-05. He shot 44.7% from the floor, averaging four points and three rebounds in 15 minutes per game. He posted double figures four times. On January 23rd, he scored 13 points with five rebounds in a win over the New Orleans Hornets, 97-68. On February 5th, he scored a season high 16 points on eight-of-10 shooting in a 108-97 win over the Chicago Bulls. He also collected six rebounds and set a season high with four assists on the night. Miami nailed down the top seed, and dispatched the New Jersey Nets and the Washington Wizards with sweeps before dropping the ECF in seven games to the Detroit Pistons. Doleac wasn't much of a factor, scoring 16 points with 14 rebounds in 65 minutes over nine appearances.

2005-06 would see Doleac play in 31 games, starting three times at the center position. His field goal percentage dropped to 42% in 12 minutes per contest as his scoring average dropped to 3.2 points per game. He also collected 2.7 rebounds per appearance. He finished in double figures twice. On March 24th, in a 114-93 win against the Charlotte Bobcats, he scored 14 points with three assists and three rebounds in 17 minutes. In a 117-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls on April 16th, he put up 12 points with four rebounds and two blocked shots. Miami earned the second seed at 52-30. In the playoffs, they defeated the Bulls in six, the Nets in five, and the Pistons in six before winning the NBA finals, in six games over the Dallas Mavericks. For his part, Doleac scored 16 points with 22 rebounds in 72 minutes spread over eight appearances.

In 2006-07, Doleac appeared in 56 games off the bench, playing 12.5 minutes per game. He shot 46.9% from the field, and averaged 3.6 points with 2.8 rebounds per game. He scored 10 or more points five times, with a single double-double to his credit. On January 30th, in a 110-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, he scored 11 points with 11 rebounds in 32 minutes. On March 21st, in a 91-83 win over the Atlanta Hawks, he sunk five-of-seven shots for 10 points, adding seven rebounds to the cause. Miami went 44-38, earning the fourth seed in the playoffs. Miami dropped four straight to the Bulls in the opening round. Doleac played 48 seconds in game four to close out his Miami career.

Just before 2007-08 got underway, the Heat sent Doleac with Wayne Simien, Antoine Walker, and a first round pick (Ty Lawson) to the Minnesota TimberWolves for Mark Blount and Ricky Davis. He played 24 games for the Wolves that season, retiring afterwards. He became a graduate manager for the Ute's basketball team in 2009, and is pursuing his goal of becoming a doctor. He currently teaches physics and coaches the men’s varsity basketball team at Park City High School in Utah.

Stat Line: 167 games, 13.4 minute, .449 field goals, .759 free throws, 3.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 10.2 PER, 3.7 Win Shares

Cumulative GameScore: 458.6