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Detroit management thinks Jodie Meeks is more than just a shooter.

"Players like Jodie take a lot of pride in developing other parts of their game. That's something that's driven his progress," Pistons' GM Jeff Bower said. "He's worked hard to become an adequate defender... The ability to make plays and put other people in position to be successful is something his unselfish nature just lends itself to. And, lastly, no dominant inside attack can be as potent without the play in the backcourt, either through spacing the floor or creating an inside-out threat. All of those things aren't lost on Jodie and he has impact in all of those areas."

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Stan van Gundy said on Thursday that the battle for the starting shooting guard spot for the Pistons will be a "great competition."

Meeks signed a 3-year, $19.5 million contract to presumably be the teams' starting shooting guard for next season. But 2013 first-round pick Kentavios Caldwell-Pope has been impressive at the Orlando Summer League, averaging 27 points a game. "Between his (Caldwell-Pope's) summer league and us getting Jodie Meeks, that's a position I feel really, really good about," Van Gundy said. The Pistons' backcourt situation is a bit unclear, and fantasy owners should be cautious of drafting Meeks or KCP too early.

Jodie Meeks SG DET 3 Months

Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year, $19 million deal with the Pistons, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

This is an eyebrow-raising salary for Meeks, who tied for 22nd in 3-point percentage last season (40.1 percent) and 17th in 3-pointers made (162). Finances aside, the 26-year-old shooting guard should fit well with coach Stan Van Gundy's penchant for 3-point shooting and he looks like the favorite to start at SG ahead of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Singler. Tuesday's signing of both Meeks and Cartier Martin makes it even less likely that Detroit will try to re-sign Rodney Stuckey in free agency.

Jodie Meeks SG DET 3 Months

The Lakers reached out to unrestricted free agent Jodie Meeks just after midnight on Monday.

Meeks had a good season for a really bad Lakers team and probably earned something around the mid-level or mini mid-level exception this year. He needs a pretty good fantasy situation to hold standard league value, even after crushing it this past season.

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Jodie Meeks, an impending free agent, expressed his desire to return to the Lakers next season.

"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. Meeks has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise horrendous season for the Lakers, as he's averaged 15.6 points, 1.4 steals, and 2.1 three-pointers, all career highs. While these averages are impressive, it should be noted that the Lakers have played severely undermanned for much of the season, giving Jodie an opportunity to be a first or second option on offense (an opportunity that would not be there with a healthy Kobe). It's unclear exactly who will be brought back next season, but Jodie has certainly made his case as a guy who can be a more than effective role player.

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Jodie Meeks started and hit 12-of-21 shots and two 3-pointers for 30 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal in Tuesday's loss to Houston.

He should finish the season strong and played very well tonight, despite the return of Jordan Farmar and a big game from Nick Young (32 points).

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Jodie Meeks made just 2-of-7 from the field against the Blazers on Tuesday for four points with two boards, two assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.

It's his lowest scoring output in 2014 and just his second single-digit game this calendar year as well. Meeks has been terrific as one of the most improved players in the NBA, so his owners obviously need to give him a pass here.

Jodie Meeks SG DET 6 Months

Jodie Meeks shot 4-of-10 from the field for 10 points vs. the Bucks on Wednesday with three boards, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

When taking into account Pau Gasol is out due to verigo, Meeks is easily the most reliable Laker right now. His numbers since the break have been phenomenal, averaging 17.9 points, 1.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.1 triples on 46.7 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the line. He's putting up top-30 value in that span and shows no signs of slowing down.

Jodie Meeks SG DET 6 Months

Jodie Meeks took a backseat offensively vs. Orlando, scoring 13 points with two 3-pointers in 40 minutes, but he also set a career-high with six steals.

The five-year veteran is averaging a career-high 1.4 steals per game this year, but he has 10 in the past two games alone. His sudden thievery is great news for fantasy owners fighting to make up ground in roto leagues or win a category in head-to-head playoffs, and L.A.'s upcoming four-game week should smooth out any wrinkles in Meeks' production.

Jodie Meeks SG DET 6 Months

Jodie Meeks scored 21 points vs. the Wizards on Friday with two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

Even with the returns of Nick Young and Steve Nash, Meeks' minutes held up. Over his last five, he's averaged 21.6 points, 2.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.6 triples while taking 15.4 shots per game, which would make him a must-start player in standard leagues. The Kentucky product might be the most reliable perimeter Laker for the rest of the season.