HoopsHype Jodie Meeks rumors

December 13, 2014 Updates

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." NBA.com

December 10, 2014 Updates

Meeks will come back in some form today, when he practices for the first time since being diagnosed Oct. 13 with a stress reaction in his lower back. If all goes well, he'll do it again Thursday before the Pistons fly to Phoenix. And that's where Meeks hopes to make his debut, Friday night. "We'll see what happens," he said. "Possibly, I may play Friday." 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.” 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.” Los Angeles Daily News

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October 15, 2014 Updates

With shooting guards Jodie Meeks and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both injured, the jumbo alignment is one hybrid method for addressing a short-handed perimeter. "As it works out, having Josh take some of the minutes on the perimeter probably helps us a little bit this week," Van Gundy said. "We'll see what happens. We've had exactly one day of practice with that lineup, so I'm sure that will be smooth." Booth Newspapers

October 14, 2014 Updates

The Detroit Pistons announced today that guard Jodie Meeks will be out of the line-up for approximately eight weeks due to a stress reaction of the lower back. The injury was discovered following a CAT scan conducted on Monday, October 13 by team medical personnel. Meeks was originally diagnosed with back spasms on October 9 and underwent additional testing as discomfort continued to exist. Meeks’ activity levels will be modified while the injury heals. He will be re-evaluated on a regular basis and his status will be updated at the end of the eight-week period. Team doctors anticipate a full recovery with rest and rehabilitation. NBA.com

September 19, 2014 Updates

Meeks is expected to compete with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for the starting shooting guard spot. Meeks expanded his game a year ago, becoming more than just a spot-up shooter in L.A. He has improved his ballhandling skills and ability to get to the basket. With Drummond clogging the middle, Meeks is expected to help the logjam by creating offense with his 3-point shooting, And the Olympics could be in his future. "(Being on the Olympic team in 2016) would be an honor and a dream come true," Meeks said. "I know it's a long way down the line, and we still have a full season ahead, but anytime you have a chance to play for your country, it's an honor." The Bellingham Herald

September 10, 2014 Updates
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New Detroit Pistons shooting guard Jodie Meeks was asked about his favorite Kobe Bryant moment. He didn’t need much time. It was his first day of training camp as a Los Angeles Laker. “Practice was at 11, we had to be there at 10. Well, I wanted to get there at 10,” Meeks said. “He was already there fully dressed and sweating. I got to the locker room at 9:30, got on the court at 10, and he had been there an hour and a half working on stuff. “I was like, ‘Man, it is true.’ This guy is working like this and at the time he was 34 years old. He felt like he still had a lot to prove, and he was still trying to prove people wrong. I was like, ‘Man, great player.’ ” Detroit Free Press

July 14, 2014 Updates

The Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Stan Van Gundy announced today that the club has signed free agent guard Jodie Meeks to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We’re pleased to welcome Jodie Meeks to the Pistons organization,” said Jeff Bower, General Manager for the Detroit Pistons. “Jodie’s approach to the game fits the style of basketball we want to play and his ability to shoot the ball from the outside is a skill that will help our team moving forward.” NBA.com

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

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