* NBA salary cap remains at $58 million: The NBA has set the 2012-13 salary cap at $58.044 million, same as this season, and teams could begin signing players at 9:01 a.m. PDT today. Free agency opened on July 1 and a number of deals have been agreed to, but nothing could become official until the moratorium period ended. The luxury tax level is also unchanged from last season, remaining at $70.307 million. Any team exceeding that will pay a $1 tax for every $1 by which it is over.
• Rashard Lewis decides to sign with Heat: Rashard Lewis has decided to join the Miami Heat, becoming yet another shooting option for the reigning NBA champions. Agent Tony Dutt said the free agent forward and the Heat agreed to terms on Tuesday, and Lewis is expected to sign his contract today in Miami. Lewis’ decision comes just four days after Ray Allen agreed to accept an offer from Miami.