|2009 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 41st overall by Milwaulee.|
|8th July, 2009||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed three year contract with Milwaukee, for $650,000 in the first season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.|
|18th February, 2010||NBA||Traded by Milwaukee, along with Francisco Elson, to Philadelphia in exchange for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and a 2010 second round pick (#37, Darington Hobson).|
|13th August, 2012||NBA||Signed a two year, $3.05 million contract with L.A. Lakers. Included team option for 2013/14.|
|26th June, 2013||NBA||L.A. Lakers exercised 2013/14 team option.|
|14th July, 2014||NBA||Signed a three year, $18.21 million contract with Detroit.|
|29th June, 2016||NBA||Traded by Detroit to Orlando in exchange for a 2019 second round pick.|
|11th July, 2017||NBA||Signed a two year, $6,744,500 contract with Washington. Included player option for 2018/19.|
|2006 - 2009||Kentucky (NCAA)|
|July 2009 - February 2010||Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)|
|February 2010 - June 2012||Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)|
|August 2012 - June 2014||L.A. Lakers (NBA)|
|July 2014 - June 2016||Detroit Pistons (NBA)|
|June 2016 - June 2017||Orlando Magic (NBA)|
|July 2017 - present||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
June 29, 2017
SG, 6’4, 210lbs, 29 years old, 8 years of experience
Once again missing much of the season due to injury, Meeks at least brought his shot back with him from the inactive list. He hit 40.9% from three-point range and, with both his shot and the motion that leads to it, he is a key floor spacing piece on any team. However, a year and a bit missed due to two procedures on the same foot seems to have slightly slowed him, a loss most evident on the defensive end, at which he was worryingly marginal anyway. Meeks now enters free agency with a quality jump shot and a recent injury history in what should be his prime. Contending teams will want him for his movement and spot-ups, but with the injuries in mind, his next deal perhaps ought to be a short one.
Player Plan: Expiring $6.54 million contract. Having lost so much time due to injury over the course of his last contract, he will get a pay cut from that, perhaps more than the minimum from someone gambling that he stays healthy, but otherwise a minimum salary candidate. Would be ideal for, say, the Thunder, and could be a free agency steal.
July 6, 2010
The Sixers obtained Meeks from the Bucks at the trade deadline in one of John Hammond's overly fiddly moves. (He trades away Meeks for no reason partway through his rookie year, but then trades a future second to bring in Chris Douglas-Roberts a few months later? What was wrong with Meeks?) Jodie instantly became one of the Sixers's best shooters, and in that respect he fills a need. He didn't get a huge amount of opportunity with Philly kast year, and probably won't do this year either for as long as Willie Green is around. However, Green's contract expires after this season. And once it does, if Meeks is still around, he might (ought) get the chance to take Green's place.
February 21, 2010
Milwaukee made another trade late in the day when they traded recent second round draft pick Jodie Meeks along with defunct big man Francisco Elson to Philadelphia in exchange for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and an unprotected 2010 second round pick. They did this because in acquiring Salmons to go along with Jerry Stackhouse, Carlos Delfino and Charlie Bell, the Bucks had already acquired four potential shooting guard options to take any minute that Meeks might see. I don't know why any team needs all four of those very average and somewhat similar players at that one position, but Milwaukee decided that they do, which spelled the end for Meeks' opportunities. So a second rounder, trade exception and slight salary reduction is ample compensation.
Perhaps more importantly, they did the deal to get out from under Meeks' contract next season. He will only be earning the minimum salary, but it is guaranteed, and there's no point guaranteeing the future salary of a player to whom you can't guarantee a single minute of playing time. I would rather have Meeks than the second rounder, but with that depth chart, you can understand it. It's a good pickup for the Sixers, albeit the only pickup for the Sixers. Which is problematic.