As if their acquisition of superstar center Dwight Howard on Friday wasn't enough, the Los Angeles Lakers found time to make another transaction. Backup shooting guard Jodie Meeks has signed with the purple and gold as well.
Meeks signed a two-year deal worth $3 million, per Mark Medina and Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, with the second year a team option. Meeks, the former University of Kentucky standout, shot 36.5% from three-point range in 2011-2012 with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Meeks averaged 8.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game last season, in 24.9 minutes per contest. In the 2010-2011 season he averaged a career-high 10.5 points and 27.5 minutes per game, and shot a career-best 39.7% from distance.
Ben Rosales at Silver Screen and Roll likes Meeks as a shooter to help the Lakers in reserve.
"Meeks is a career 37.1 3P% shooter who will be asked to do exactly that on the Lakers: spot up from behind the arc and shoot off kick outs from the rest of their ridiculously talented roster," Rosales wrote. "Past possibly Miami, there is no place in the league more attractive right now to shooting specialists."
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