Meeks has still not found an NBA home for the 2019-20 season, though he continues to work out, and is optimistic that he will find his way back into the league, if not sometime this season, then next year. “I would like to be playing right now,” Meeks said. “It’s not in the cards right now, but I’m still working out, I’m still waiting on teams to call. I think it will happen just like last year. It happened later on (in the season). So we’ll see what happens.”
Dave McMenamin: Free agent guard Jodie Meeks, fresh off a championship with the Raptors, has drawn interest from the Clippers and Hornets, league sources tell ESPN. A career 37.3 percent 3-point shooter, he shot 44.4 percent from 3 in spot duty with Toronto.
Brett Dawson: The Thunder are among teams to have expressed interest in veteran guard Jodie Meeks, per a league source.
Josh Lewenberg: The Raptors are bringing back Jodie Meeks, this time for the remainder of the season, per @Shams Charania. He impressed during his 10-day trial last month, shooting 3-8 from 3-point range in 2 games. Gives them another shooter at the end of the bench. He is playoff eligible.
Free agent guard Jodie Meeks has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told ESPN. Meeks made a good impression on the Raptors in a workout this week, offering the Eastern Conference contender some belief that he could make impact off the bench with his shooting ability.
Bobby Marks: The roster in Toronto is now up to the league mandated 14 players with the Jodie Meeks 10-Day Contract. The cap hit for Toronto is $85K with Meeks earning $123K. The contract will cost Toronto $214K toward the luxury tax.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Jodie Meeks is signing a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell ESPN.
Dave McMenamin: As the Lakers approach the trade deadline/buyout season and surely want to shore up their shooting, one name to consider is former Laker Jodie Meeks. He was part of a group workout with the Sixers today. He’s a career 37.2 percent 3-point shooter in 9 seasons.
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks have requested waivers on Jodie Meeks. Meeks was acquired from the Washington Wizards on Oct. 15 along with a future second-round draft pick and cash in exchange for a future second-round draft pick. The Bucks roster stands at 17 players.
The Milwaukee Bucks are waiving guard Jodie Meeks, league sources told ESPN. Meeks' NBA-mandated suspension for violating the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program ends Saturday night. Waiving him keeps Milwaukee's roster at 15 players. Meeks will have served the final 19 games of his original 25-game suspension since the Bucks acquired him in a trade with Washington in October.
Albert Nahmad: Bucks waiving Jodie Meeks effectively means they paid $2M for a second-round pick from Wizards. Keeping Meeks on the roster throughout his suspension has enabled Bucks to fall another $298K below tax line. They’re now $9.5M under (assuming they get Mirza Teletovic clearance).
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Milwaukee Bucks are waiving guard Jodie Meeks, whose NBA-mandated suspension ends on Saturday night, league sources told ESPN. Bucks will waive Meeks after game with Spurs, which will keep roster at 15 players.
Washington luxury tax bill drops from $18.8M to $11.6M with the Jodie Meeks trade to Milwaukee. Milwaukee had a $3.38M trade exception (plus $100K) that was set to expire on Nov. 7. The Wizards will now create a $3.45M trade exception. Total savings for Washington on the trade is $10.4M in salary and luxury tax.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Jodie Meeks has picked up his option for the 2018-19 season with the Wizards, league source tells ESPN.
Bobby Marks: After picking up his $3.45M option, Jodie Meeks will serve the remainder of his 25 game suspension starting with the first regular season game. Meeks will miss 19 games, lose $597K in salary and be placed on the suspended list to start the season. In total, Meeks will lose $776K.
J. Michael Falgoust: Note: Jodie Meeks' contract is BAE number but isnt BAE. His contract is being slotted as taxpayer MLE to avoid hard cap #Wizards
Tim Bontemps: Some housekeeping re: Otto Porter. Wizards are expected to use their tax MLE, not bi-annual exception, to sign Jodie Meeks to avoid hard cap
Shams Charania: Free agent Jodie Meeks has agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources tell The Vertical.
Tim Bontemps: Can confirm the Wizards are signing guard Jodie Meeks for two-years, $7 million. They're using their bi-annual exception to do so.
September 19, 2021 | 4:26 pm EDT Update
Keith Smith: Jarrell Brantley, who played for the Utah Jazz for the last two season, has signed with BC UNICS in Kazan, Russia. BC UNICS also signed former NBAer O.J. Mayo. Mayo last played in the NBA in in 2015-16 with the Milwaukee Bucks.
September 19, 2021 | 3:08 pm EDT Update
“I’m optimistic about our team,” added Ballmer. “I’m optimistic about our team success, and that optimism is a force multiplier. In many ways, the reason we did this is consistent with that optimism as a force multiplier approach.”
The Clippers owner also paid the town of Inglewood $66.2 million for the land where Intuit Dome will sit. The Clippers will get some of that back, though. Intuit, the software company that makes Turbo Tax, will pay the team more than $500 million for a 23-year naming rights slot. That deal only enhanced Ballmer’s optimism. “This stadium is about being optimistic about our team,” Ballmer said. “It’s about being optimistic about our fans. Get in the building, pump up, make energy,” Ballmer added, clapping his hands. “Your energy can feed our team to greater success.”
The Clippers estimate the Intuit Dome will generate roughly $260 million in annual economic activity for Inglewood, including over 7,000 full-time and part-time jobs. The Clippers also committed to a $100 million community benefits package. “It’s a big market,” Ballmer said. “There’s plenty of fans that can be fans of the Clippers and Lakers. But we want to tell you who we are. I think there are many folks in LA who identify with this notion of being the underdog, the person who strides. It’s almost two LA’s. It’s not all showtime and movie business. Our fans are grinders.”
Ballmer has also displayed his willingness to spend on talent. Next season, the Clippers will spend $166 million per season on player contracts, the third highest in the NBA. That brings an $88 million luxury tax bill and includes paying stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George an average annual value of $44 million per season until 2025. Those two deals will expire a year after the Intuit Dome is scheduled to open. Asked to reveal the most challenging thing to deal with as a sports owner, Ballmer responded: “Injuries – they happen. We had an injury to Kawhi, and with this injury, we’re not sure how long he’s going to be out this year.”
Ballmer, 65, entered a conference room at the Clippers downtown LA office, having conducted over four interviews, with more on his schedule. The discussion with CNBC lasted a little over 15 minutes, covering various topics from the arena and his previous life in business. Powell’s words helped explain the optimism around Ballmer’s vision for the Clippers, starting with the Intuit Dome. “You have to be optimistic to take on a huge project when you don’t start with land,” Ballmer said. “Putting the land together is quite the circus of legal issues, resolutions. We had to buy the Forum as part of that process. You have to keep your optimism.”