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Jodie Meeks
Jodie Meeks
Position: G
Born: 08/21/87
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:207 lbs. / 94.3 kg.
Salary: $6,270,000
Having another versatile perimeter player in Meeks gives Van Gundy that much more flexibility to move from one type of lineup to another in a league that increasingly requires a spectrum of options. And Meeks gives the Pistons something the offense desperately needed: another ballhandler with the ability to create. “It’ll take us some time to build a package for him, but we’ve been saying he’s a guy that we can run offense through,” Van Gundy said. “He gives us a chance to make some plays. He reads defenses really well.”
via NBA.com
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He signed with the Detroit Pistons to a three-year deal worth $19 million that did not include any team or player options. That marked nearly a $5 million per raise from the $1.55 million Meeks made last season with the Lakers, something they would neither offer nor match while pursuing high caliber superstars in LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. “I was getting some interest with the Lakers, but obviously they were waiting on Carmelo and LeBron,” Meeks said in an interview with L.A. Newspaper Group. “Who knows what would’ve happened had I waited, but I feel like this is the best place for me.”
via Los Angeles Daily News
And Meeks also revealed the possibility that the Lakers could become part of his future again. “You have to go with the best opportunity for yourself,” Meeks said. “Who knows what would’ve happened if I had waited two or three more weeks. But everybody was caught in limbo with LeBron so there were no moves to be made. I feel like I made the best decision for myself. Anything is possible. Three or four years, I could be back. Maybe not.”
via Los Angeles Daily News