5. Rashard Lewis
Lewis was a stretch four before it was all the rage in the NBA. The 6’10 forward was drafted in the second round by the Seattle SuperSonics in 1998. He averaged over 20 points per game and shot north of 40 percent from 3-point range in his prime. Lewis made two All-Star appearances and helped the Orlando Magic get to the NBA Finals in 2009.
The 6’10 forward spent his final two seasons on the Heatles with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Lewis won his first and only championship in 2013. The Heat got back to the NBA Finals in 2014 before losing to the Spurs. Lewis played just 200 games over his final four seasons combined but attempted to continue his career.
He signed with the Mavericks in the 2014 offseason, but the contract was voided after four days because of a knee injury that was discovered during his physical. The 35-year-old never played in the NBA again, but he did join the BIG3 where he won MVP honors in 2017.
The two-time All-Star only lasted four days with the Dallas Mavericks, but he was an outstanding stretch four that helped revolutionize the position. A healthy Lewis would have fit nicely backing up Dirk Nowitzki in 2014, despite being past his prime. Sadly, Mavs fans never got to find out.