Rashard Lewis needs knee surgery

Updated: July 22, 2014, 7:40 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Forward Rashard Lewis, who signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks for the veteran's minimum last week, needs knee surgery, agent Tony Dutt confirmed.

Dutt said they aren't certain yet about the severity of the injury or how long Lewis will be sidelined.

The Mavs signed Lewis, 34, a 16-year veteran, to back up Dirk Nowitzki at power forward. The two-time All-Star averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game for the Miami Heat last season, primarily coming off the bench.

Yahoo! Sports earlier reported that Lewis needed surgery.

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