HoopsHype Jodie Meeks rumors

November 18, 2014 Updates
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
September 2, 2014 Updates

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

May 10, 2014 Updates

Lakers guard Jodie Meeks will graduate from the University of Kentucky on Saturday, five years after leaving the Wildcats for the NBA. "It feels good," Meeks said at a news conference in Kentucky on Thursday. "It's gratifying to myself and my family to see me walk across that stage." Los Angeles Times

April 30, 2014 Updates
April 13, 2014 Updates

The Lakers are interested in Meeks, 26, a soon-to-be free agent who is paid $1.6 million in a league whose average salary is $5.5 million. He's interested in them, too. "When I signed here two years ago, I told my family that I would love to be here the rest of my career," Meeks said. "Learning from great players — Kobe [Bryant], Pau Gasol, and at the time, Dwight [Howard], Steve Nash. Obviously, I want to be here and it's a great organization and I love playing here. "But on the flip side it's a business. Both sides have to do what they do." Los Angeles Times

April 3, 2014 Updates

Now the question for Meeks is whether the Lakers will be the beneficiary of all that improvement moving forward, or if he'll bring his shooting stroke and reliable outlook somewhere else when he becomes a free agent this summer. "Definitely, I want to stay, but it's a business," Meeks said. "So, both sides of the party, it will be interesting to see what happens. ... I'll just kind of play the waiting game." ESPN.com

March 9, 2014 Updates

Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant. Pau Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-ravaged Lakers, who had lost 29 of their previous 37 games. Meeks was 11 of 18 from the field and 14 for 14 at the line while becoming the third player to reach the 30-point mark this season for Los Angeles. USA Today Sports

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