Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE
This offseason, the entire NBA world was buzzing about the Heat's acquisition of Ray Allen.
While Allen has had a major impact on the Heat this season, with 12.1 points per game on 51.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc, it's the Heat's other offseason acquisition that is more surprising.
Rashard Lewis, with 7.2 points per game on 52.6 percent shooting from the field, is one of the Heat's biggest surprises this season, and it's not only because of his scoring.
Lewis hasn't necessarily been his former, All-Star self in Miami. But he's doing what he needs to do to have an impact on a very talented Heat team.
The more Lewis continues to gel with his teammates, the more minutes he will get on the court and the bigger impact he'll have. Some thought that Lewis wouldn't be able to find an identity with the Heat, but he has done just the opposite.
The one thing Lewis needs to do to help the Heat even more is step up his game on defense. When he does that, he'll be more than a surprise. He'll be a major contributor for the Heat.