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Lakers News: Jodie Meeks Signs Three Year Contract With Detroit Pistons

The Los Angeles Lakers have a ton of their own free agents to make decisions on, but with so many big name players available, the Lakers will likely wait to make big offers to them.

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That strategy may lead to the Lakers losing some key players and the first one is already on his way out as Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year contract with the Detroit Pistons according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

After having a career year last season, it only makes sense that Jodie Meeks would get a much bigger contract. Meeks is an excellent shooter and the perfect guard off the bench.

At over six million per year, the Lakers were unlikely to match that type of offer for Meeks. Despite being a popular player, the Lakers had to let him go at that price.

With the Pistons, Meeks will get the chance to play for a top-flight coach in Stan Van Gundy, and is also sure to see some decent minutes. Rodney Stuckey is a free agent and the only other two guard is second-year player, Kentavius Caldwell-Pope.
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  • arrogant frog

    Good Luck to him, like his game, but we can’t go paying someone 19mil for 3yrs, primarily to be Kobe’s back up.

  • borsalino12

    The three best players of the Lakers from last season were – J.Meeks, N.Young and J.Hill. I am very doubtful, anyone of them will come back. Meeks already is gone. Next is J.Hill, for sure. If Nick Young accept huge pay-cut, he may remain with the team, otherwise, he will leave as a free agent.
    The system of M.Kupchak and J.Buss is totally wrong.Paying $ 23.5 mil to Kobe and Carmelo (eventually) will eat 2/3 of our team salary and then, we have to fill the roster with $ 500,000 – $ 700,000 garbage players. That is not a championship formula. The team payroll has to be balanced equally to 12 out of 15 players, with 2 or 3 stars, making little more. That is the model, which works perfectly well in San Antonio. By paying Mr.24 $ 48.5 mil. for the next 2 years, we have no chance to rebuild this team. Every good player will leave in free agency and get paid twice as much, as we have offered him. I wouldn’t blame N.Young and J.Hill, if they leave for the same reason. Kobe Bryant , this greedy black ass killed the chances of the organization to get back to the championship level. No matter who is the coach, the Lakers will be exactly the same lottery team in the next 2-3 year for sure.

  • Sylvia Ross

    Best wishes Jodie, loved you as a Laker, sorry you’re gone but money talks.

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