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July 2, 2014 Updates

The Pistons, who entered the off-season with $13.5 million in salary-cap space, reached agreements with Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks and Hawks swingman Cartier Martin on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation. Yahoo Sports was the first to break the news and added that Meeks' deal is worth $19.5 million over three years. "Had a great time in L.A. and loved every moment," Meeks said in a text to ESPNLosAngeles.com. "Looking forward to moving forward with my career in Detroit! Excited!" USA Today Sports

July 1, 2014 Updates

Free-agent guard Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, Meeks told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Tuesday. The deal is worth anywhere between $19 million and $20 million and does not include any player or team options, according to Meeks. ESPN.com

The Kings were mentioned as a landing spot for Josh Smith just before the draft. I know for a fact that the Kings and Pistons discussed a potential deal centered around Smith, so it’s definitely possible that those talks could start back up. Detroit was one of the first teams to contact Isaiah Thomas last night, so there’s no doubt there’s interest on their end. Basketball Insiders

Three teams, in fact, have quickly emerged as serious bidders for Monroe, according to sources close to the process: Atlanta, Orlando and Portland. ESPN.com

 

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