Mavericks reportedly void Rashard Lewis' contract due to knee injury

The Dallas Mavericks reportedly have voided Rashard Lewis' contract due to a knee injury that requires surgery.
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The Dallas Mavericks voided Rashard Lewis' contract on Wednesday after a physical revealed he needs knee surgery, Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.

Lewis, 34, signed with the Mavericks on a one-year minimum contract last week, but the knee injury caused Dallas to pull out of the deal.

Lewis scored 4.5 points per game last season for the Miami Heat.

It is the second consecutive offseason the Mavericks have discovered an injury during a physical after agreeing to terms with a player. Last season, Devin Harris needed toe surgery and agreed to a reduced contract before re-signing this summer.

The Mavericks signed Chandler Parsons to a three-year, $46 million contract to pry him away from the Houston Rockets. They also reacquired Tyson Chandler in a trade with the New York Knicks.

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- Paul Palladino