HoopsHype Jodie Meeks rumors

August 9, 2012 Updates
August 6, 2012 Updates

Whoever it is, the Lakers hope they can find a backcourt player who could reduce Kobe Bryant's minutes and provide needed outside shooting. Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Meeks could fill that description since the 25-year-old shot in the high 30% range in the past two seasons. Meeks' agent, David Bauman, said Meeks is on the Lakers' radar and that of "four or five" other unspecified teams. But Bauman said Meeks' interest with the Lakers could hinge on a significant variable. "We're happy to talk, but we're not talking minimum for a guy like Jodie," Bauman told The Times in a phone interview on Monday. "He'll get more than the minimum wherever he signs." Los Angeles Times

Meeks can shoot but has to prove he can do more. He wants to be a Lakers, that's sourced. Barbosa needs the ball and can light it up - I'm not sold on the fit - but I would get it if they did it. Martin would make sense if McRoberts dealt. If not trade, don't forget Devin Ebanks would likely be back. A limit to how many LA adds - 30 minutes ago Sulia

August 3, 2012 Updates

Jodie Meeks remains another backcourt option for the Wizards. He averaged 8.4 points last season for Philadelphia and has also attracted interest from Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Wizards have been in contact with his representatives but the conversations have not reached the point for the team to make formal offer, according to a source. Washington Post

August 2, 2012 Updates

Jodie Meeks remains another backcourt option for the Wizards. He averaged 8.4 points last season for Philadelphia and has also attracted interest from Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Wizards have been in contact with his representatives but the conversations have not reached the point for the team to make formal offer, according to a source. Washington Post

July 31, 2012 Updates
July 29, 2012 Updates

The Bucks explored the possibility of signing unrestricted free agent guard Jodie Meeks. The Bucks selected Meeks in the second round of the 2009 draft before trading him that season to Philadelphia, where he has been a part-time starter since. Meeks, who averaged 8.4 points last season, has drawn interest from several teams with the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers apparently at the forefront. Racine Journal-Times

July 26, 2012 Updates

Alex Kennedy: The Los Angeles Lakers continue to express interest in Jodie Meeks, according to source. No deal is imminent, but the two sides are talking. Twitter

July 24, 2012 Updates

Another source said they have now initiated contact through text messaging with free-agent guard Jodie Meeks' camp. The Wolves did not reach out to them through the first three weeks of free agency -- another indication they are moving on to Plans C, D, E and beyond. ESPN.com

July 10, 2012 Updates

Snubbed by Allen and Terry, and unable to get an audience with several other established players, the Grizzlies' road in free agency has narrowed with guards Willie Green, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Farmar now in their sights, according to sources. The Griz are said to also have interest in guards Sonny Weems and Jerryd Bayless. Russian point guard Alexey Shved was off the Grizzlies' radar as of Monday with a source close to the situation insisting that a deal wouldn't get done. Memphis Commercial Appeal

July 6, 2012 Updates
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June 6, 2012 Updates

Meeks started at shooting guard for much of the season before coming off the bench and serving as the team’s ninth man for the final 12 postseason games. Asked if the Sixers plan to re-sign Allen and Meeks for the 2012-13 season, Thorn replied via email, “We are formulating our plans now.” Allen, 23, earned the first-year minimum of $474,000. The Sixers are believed to possess a $937,000 qualifying offer on the 6- foot-10, 255-pounder. As for Meeks, he made the third-year minimum of $884,000 in 2011-12. phillyburbs.com

Tom Moore: Asked if #Sixers plan to re-sign restricted FA Lavoy Allen & Jodie Meeks, team president Rod Thorn: "We are formulating our plans now." Twitter

February 14, 2012 Updates

The NBA has not announced who the contestants will be in the three-point contest, but Sixers guard Jodie Meeks has his hand raised, if they’re looking for people. “I’ve never really practiced (shooting) off the rack, so I’d have to practice that,” he said. “I’m used to watching them go in. It’s a little different.” Philadelphia Inquirer

February 11, 2012 Updates

Last season Meeks led the Sixers with 138 three-pointers, shooting at a 39.7 percent clip. That total was 14th-best in the NBA and Meeks was the first Sixer to make more than 130 three-pointers since Kyle Korver made 132 in 2006-07. So if asked, Meeks will cancel whatever plans he has and head to Orlando. “I’d love to do it, so we’ll see what happens,” Meeks said. CSNPhilly.com

July 16, 2011 Updates

Williams takes online classes during the season and has spent the past several offseasons working toward his degree. Meeks is majoring in Marketing at the University of Kentucky, and has just 12 hours remaining until he can graduate. "I've taken classes the past few summers," Meeks said. "I just want to finish up. Even without the lockout, I still would have been taking classes. When I was making my decision to leave school after my junior year, I had a talk with my parents and they told me that they wanted me to go back and finish. They had a lot of influence, but I wanted to do it as well. I'm so close, I figured why not? I've been in all of this hard work over three years, I might as well finish up." In May, Meeks enrolled in an 'Economy and Statistics' class. Unlike Williams, he had to attend class on campus because Kentucky doesn't offer online courses for upper-division business requirements. HoopsWorld

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