Tony Dutt, the agent for Rashard Lewis, said his client will not go back to the Sonics with offers from other clubs to see if they will match.
Lewis said after the Sonics’ April 20 loss to Dallas that he planned to give the Sonics the opportunity to match offers. Dutt said he expects the Sonics to make a competitive offer by July 1, the first day teams are eligible to negotiate with free agents.
“I can’t honestly say that’s not what we meant. That’s not the way it was meant,” Dutt said Wednesday. “It’s important for them to know that. We’ll see how they really feel about him come July 1. Rashard’s expectations are such. We want everyone to be in the same situation. We’ll look at all of our options. We expect them to kind of show us what his feeling of worth is as well.”