June 29, 2016
ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have acquired guard Jodie Meeks from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for a future conditional second round draft pick, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.
“We are excited to welcome Jodie (Meeks) to the Orlando Magic family,” said Hennigan. “Jodie adds perimeter shooting and is another veteran presence. He adds depth to our backcourt and we look forward to his contributions.”
Meeks (6’4”, 210, 8/21/87) played in only three games with Detroit last season, averaging 7.3 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 14.5 minpg. He suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Oct. 28 vs. Utah and missed 63 games due to the injury. Meeks also missed four games following his foot rehabilitation due to a sore left shoulder.
Originally selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by Milwaukee, Meeks has played 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. He has also appeared in 19 career NBA playoff outings, averaging 4.1 ppg. in 12.9 minpg. On Dec. 30, 2014 at Orlando, Meeks connected on a career-high nine three-point field goals, setting a new Magic record for most three-pointers made by an opponent in a game, as well as an Amway Center-record.