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2015-16 SEASON: Played in three games with Detroit, averaging 7.3 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 14.5 minpg.…Scored a season-high and team-high 20 points on Apr. 13 @ Cleveland...Missed the majority of the season due to a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot…Suffered the injury during the second game of the season, Oct. 28 vs. Utah...Also missed four games due to a sore left shoulder.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 418 career NBA regular season games (194 starts) with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, the L.A. Lakers and Detroit, averaging 9.9 ppg., 2.2 rpg. and 1.1 apg. in 24.3 minpg., while shooting .373 (639-1,713) from three-point range and .882 (716-812) from the free throw line…Also played in 20 career playoff outings (six starts), averaging 4.0 ppg. in 12.4 minpg., while shooting .955 (21-22) from the free throw line.
2014-15: Played in 60 games with Detroit, averaging 11.1 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 24.4 minpg., while shooting .906 (145-160) from the free throw line…Ranked second in the NBA in free throw percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring five times…Scored in double figures 36 times and had 20+ points four times, including a season-high 34 points on Dec. 30 @ Orlando…In that game, connected on a career-high nine three-pointers, which set a Magic team record for most three-pointers made by an opponent and one shy of the Pistons team record (10, Joe Dumars)…The 34 points also tied for fifth-most by a Detroit reserve all-time…Scored his 4,000th career NBA point on Mar. 29 @ Miami…Tied a career-high with six steals on Jan. 17 vs. Philadelphia.
2013-14: Appeared 77 games (70 starts) with the L.A. Lakers, averaging a career-high 15.7 ppg., 2.5 rpg., 1.8 apg. and 1.44 stlpg. in 33.2 minpg., while shooting .401 (162-404) from three-point field goal percentage and .857 (221-258) from the free throw line…Tied for 17th in the NBA in three-point field goals made…Scored in double figures a team-high 67 times, 20+ points 19 times and 30+ points twice, including a career-high 42 points on Mar. 9 vs. Oklahoma City…Was a perfect 14-of-14 from the free throw line in the game…Made four-or-more three-pointers in a game 13 times…Dished out a career-high seven assists on Jan. 20 @ Chicago…Recorded a career-high-tying six steals on Mar. 23 vs. Washington…Missed five games due to a sprained right ankle.
2012-13: Played in 78 games (ten starts) with the L.A. Lakers, averaging 7.9 ppg. and 2.2 rpg. in 21.3 minpg., while shooting .896 (86-96) from the free throw line…Scored in double figures 26 times and had 20+ points twice…Also appeared in one playoff game, tallying four points, two rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.
2011-12: Appeared in 66 games (50 starts) with Philadelphia, averaging 8.4 ppg. and 2.4 rpg. in 24.9 minpg., while shooting .906 (262-490) from the free throw line…Scored in double figures 24 times and had 20+ points four times, including a season-high 31 points on Mar. 27 vs. Cleveland…Pulled down a career-high-tying eight rebounds on Jan. 25 vs. New Jersey…Also played in 13 playoff games (one start), averaging 2.7 ppg. in 7.8 minpg.
2010-11: Played in 74 games (64 starts) with Philadelphia, averaging 10.5 ppg., 2.3 rpg. and 1.1 apg. in 27.9 minpg., while shooting .397 (138-348) from three-point range and .894 (152-170) from the free throw line…Ranked fifth in the NBA in free throw percentage and 14th in three-pointers made…Scored in double figures 37 times and had 20+ points in five outings…Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds on Feb. 8 @ Atlanta and Feb. 9 vs. Orlando…Also appeared and started in five postseason contests, averaging 7.8 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. in 25.0 minpg.
2009-10: Appeared in 60 games during his rookie campaign with both Milwaukee and Philadelphia, averaging 4.7 ppg. and 1.7 rpg. in 12.0 minpg.…Played in 47 games with the Bucks, averaging 4.1 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 11.9 minpg….Traded from Milwaukee along with Francisco Elson to Philadelphia in exchange for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and a 2010 second round draft pick on Feb. 18…Appeared in 19 games with the Sixers, averaging 5.9 ppg. and 1.4 rpg. in 12.3 minpg….Scored in double figures eight times and had 20+ points twice.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Milwaukee in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft…Traded from Milwaukee along with Francisco Elson to Philadelphia in exchange for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and a 2010 second round draft pick (Feb. 18, 2010)…Signed as a free agent by the L.A. Lakers (Aug. 13, 2012)…Signed as a free agent by Detroit (Jul. 14, 2014)…Traded from Detroit to Orlando in exchange for a future conditional second round draft pick (Jun. 29, 2016).
COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played in 81 games during three seasons at the University of Kentucky, averaging 15.4 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 27.7 minpg., while shooting .381 (172-451) from three-point range and .890 (299-336) from the free throw line…Holds the UK single-season record for most three-pointers made in a single season with 117 (2008-09)…As a junior (2008-09), appeared in 36 games, averaging 23.7 ppg., 3.4 rpg. and 1.8 apg. in 34.4 minpg., while shooting .406 (117-288) from three-point range and .902 (211-234) from the free throw line…Named All-SEC First Team and All-America Second Team (AP, Sporting News and USBWA)…Led the SEC in scoring and ranked sixth in the nation…Recorded the nation’s top three scoring efforts in regulation (54, 46and 45 points)…The 54 points (including 10 three-point field goals) @ Tennesee set a UK single-game scoring record.
ONE-ON-ONE: Son of Orestes and Margaret Meeks…Chose Kentucky over Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State…Led Norcross High School to Class AAAAA state championship, the first in school history, tallying 32 points and six rebounds in the title game…Named the 2006 Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Gwinnett Daily Post…During his senior season, averaged 23.7 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 4.2 apg….You can follow him on Twitter: @Jmeeks20.