It appears they are ready for life after Rashard Lewis. It would be best for Seattle to sign and trade Lewis where they could pick up a low cost big man who can actually play in the NBA.
Charlotte and Orlando had the cap room to go after Lewis. Last night Charlotte traded for Golden State's Jason Richardson. Richardson is an $11m shooting guard. It's pretty clear they will now resign SF Gerald Wallace who would have left if he didn't get help.
The Knicks wanted to make a splash with a trade this year and had targetted Lewis as a possibility. The Zach Randolph trade last night possibly ending their offseason moves. (NYC area strippers beware)
That leaves Orlando as a likely destination for Lewis.
Orlando needs to quickly sign Darko to remove a $13 million cap hold, then dump a Battie or Turkoglu sized contract on either Seattle or a third party to make the numbers work. This should be an intersting next 10 days.
If the Magic want that shiny new stadium the keys just might be Darko and Lewis.
Lewis is a 9 year veteran. 27 years old. 6-10, 215 lbs. SF. Last year averaged 22.4 pts, 6.6 rebounds in 60 games. He missed 22 games in a row with a right hand tendon problem but finished the season strong averaging over 23 points after the All Star break.