"Sonics forward Rashard Lewis fired agent Kevin Poston recently and hired Houston-based agents Tony Dutt and Colin Bryant, who also represent former Sonic Shawn Kemp. Lewis has the choice of opting out of his contract -- which has two years and $21 million remaining -- and becoming a free agent this summer. Or he could accept a potential two-year, $25 million extension that would keep him under contract until 2011."
"Lewis said he has not made a decision on whether to opt out and, following a December meeting with Poston, decided not to comment on any negotiations. Poston's brother, Carl Poston, was suspended by the NFLPA for two years for apparent misappropriations with the contract of former Washington Redskins linebacker Lavar Arrington. After that announcement, Lewis gave a lukewarm endorsement for the Poston brothers and said he would deal primarily with Kevin."
"The Sonics have been mum as to whether they plan to offer Lewis an extension, although owner Clayton Bennett said last week that his group will begin tackling major decisions of the organization such as the futures of coach Bob Hill and general manager Rick Sund and the contract status of Lewis."