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JNA17
07-01-2014, 04:53 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski ✔ @WojYahooNBA
Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year, $19 million-plus contract with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

That Woj bomb. Dantoni got him paid.

goingfor28
07-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Championship

king4day
07-01-2014, 04:56 PM
Was he good last year? This seems like a ton of money.

J4KOP99
07-01-2014, 04:57 PM
He is such garbage

Iron24th
07-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Looool detroit is stupid to overpay a scrub like this!

nycericanguy
07-01-2014, 04:57 PM
WTF is wrong with DET management?...lol.

Jodie freakin Meeks?

He needs to send half his check to D'antoni

jaydubb
07-01-2014, 04:58 PM
Last year he was pretty solid but was definitely a product of dantoni system.. That's more then I thought he'd get

jaydubb
07-01-2014, 04:59 PM
I'm glad lakers don't have to overpay for him now

JNA17
07-01-2014, 04:59 PM
Was he good last year? This seems like a ton of money.

Two years ago, the guy was a freaking bench warmer and a horrible player overall. The only thing he had was shooting and even that he was sucking at.

Last season, he completely turned it around. Suddenly he became a much more consistent shooter, he was creating his own shots and could drive the ball in at times. He also became a decent defender.

He was IMO the best Lakers player last season (yeah better than Pau). Maybe it was his contract year, maybe it was because of Dantoni or neither and just somehow became a solid role player on his own, but either way, he completely turned it around.

So yes he's pretty good.

jaydubb
07-01-2014, 05:01 PM
He had a 40 point game

jerellh528
07-01-2014, 05:01 PM
This news popped up on my Facebook. It's started out as "Jodie Meeks signs 3 year 19 million dollar deal" and I was like nooooo! "With Detroit" and I was like yessss!

J4KOP99
07-01-2014, 05:03 PM
He had a 40 point game

And a 50 point game while at Kentucky if I remember correctly.

jaydubb
07-01-2014, 05:04 PM
And a 50 point game while at Kentucky if I remember correctly.

Next on his repertoire: 82 point game.. :D

JNA17
07-01-2014, 05:06 PM
He is such garbage

Uhhh not really if we are going by what happened last season.

Sure, it's very possible and likely that he was more of a product in the Dantoni system but Meeks was also creating his own shots at times and became a better defender too. That is something the Dantoni system can never improve a player on.

IMO, he is a solid role player. Two years ago, I would agree with you.

Daze9900
07-01-2014, 05:07 PM
This news popped up on my Facebook. It's started out as "Jodie Meeks signs 3 year 19 million dollar deal" and I was like nooooo! "With Detroit" and I was like yessss!

Really? I don't see anyone lining up to replace him. I guess it's a slight win if you don't have to overpay but there isn't any addition by subtraction here Lakers are worse off and this move adds to a cloudy offseason. They talking about getting Lebron and Carmelo which is not happening. Lowry probably not happening and Pau is a free agent and they talking about him getting free agents. This is from a team that put him in trade rumors for the past 3+ years already. Outside of swaggy p this was the only solid contributor night in and night out.

I Rock Shaqs
07-01-2014, 05:10 PM
1 month into the season.... " Detroit is desperately trying to trade Josh Smith and Jodie Meeks god awful contracts, to help their rebuilding process."

JNA17
07-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Really? I don't see anyone lining up to replace him. I guess it's a slight win if you don't have to overpay but there isn't any addition by subtraction here Lakers are worse off and this move adds to a cloudy offseason. They talking about getting Lebron and Carmelo which is not happening. Lowry probably not happening and Pau is a free agent and they talking about him getting free agents. This is from a team that put him in trade rumors for the past 3+ years already. Outside of swaggy p this was the only solid contributor night in and night out.

Meeks was much more consistent than Young was. Young would often shot very inefficiently and take really dumb shots. He only shows flashes where he would look like a star. Meeks was our most consistent player last season.

Dade County
07-01-2014, 05:10 PM
We know stan van gundy playing style.

Let it fly

FriedTofuz
07-01-2014, 05:10 PM
He's not that bad, he was really solid, defensively as well and a good shooter. 6 mil a year for him is pretty solid.

Aust
07-01-2014, 05:13 PM
:laugh2:

kobe4thewinbang
07-01-2014, 05:13 PM
That Woj bomb. Dantoni got him paid.He can move a bit in the fast break, but mostly just a chucker. Hated seeing him shoot when games were close, because 9 out of 10 times, it was a brick. Dude is not clutch at all.

JNA17
07-01-2014, 05:13 PM
He's not that bad, he was really solid, defensively as well and a good shooter. 6 mil a year for him is pretty solid.

Yeah going by last season, 6 mill per is just about right. If he continues to play like he did on the Lakers anyway, then it's worth it.

Plus I forgot, Stan Van is there now. He can probably make him look better just like he did with Hedo Turk and that point guard who I am suddenly forgetting his name...

JNA17
07-01-2014, 05:14 PM
He can move a bit in the fast break, but mostly just a chucker. Hated seeing him shoot when games were close, because 9 out of 10 times, it was a brick. Dude is not clutch at all.

You're thinking of Nick Young there. Meeks was our most consistent player. :laugh2:

kobe4thewinbang
07-01-2014, 05:16 PM
You're thinking of Nick Young there. Meeks was our most consistent player. :laugh2:That's like saying the half eaten burger in the trash can is the best thing. If Meeks improved last year, good for Detroit, but I don't think he's worth that much money.

RipCity32
07-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Wow that's overpay, Not off to a very good start so far.

numba1CHANGsta
07-01-2014, 05:17 PM
Meeks without D'Antoni's system is garbage, enjoy yet another over paid player Detroit :)

Sssmush
07-01-2014, 05:18 PM
Good backup shooting guard. But he's not that amazing though... his athleticism and penetration isn't mind blowing, and it's not like he is some hardnosed excellent shutdown defender either. And he's a good shooter but it's not like he's a Klay Thompson or a Kevin Love or something crazy like that. Also Lakers got Kobe coming back at full strength.

Lakers would probably have signed him over the cap for something similar if we had his Bird rights, but he wants to go to Detroit so good for him. Hopefully he continues to improve, he can be a fun player to watch he's a good scorer.

JNA17
07-01-2014, 05:18 PM
That's like saying the half eaten burger in the trash can is the best thing. If Meeks improved last year, good for Detroit, but I don't think he's worth that much money.

Jodie Meeks last season: 40% from Three, 51% from Twos, 46% FG overall.

He was anything but "trash". Yeah him getting almost 16 points a game last season is probably inflated but nothing to laugh at.

MonroeFAN
07-01-2014, 05:20 PM
That Woj bomb. Dantoni got him paid.He can move a bit in the fast break, but mostly just a chucker. Hated seeing him shoot when games were close, because 9 out of 10 times, it was a brick. Dude is not clutch at all.

Lake land, where shooting 46% makes you a chucker. 9 out of 10 times, that's good logic.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
07-01-2014, 05:20 PM
wow

Crackadalic
07-01-2014, 05:21 PM
They could have gotten someone else like a actually pg like Isiah or Bledsoe buy overpaid for a player who did well in a Dantoni inflated system

bleedprple&gold
07-01-2014, 05:21 PM
He was solid last year for us last year but as a Lakers fan I wouldnt want him back for that price. My guess he he is going to suck next year like all players do when they go to Detroit.

JNA17
07-01-2014, 05:23 PM
They could have gotten someone else like a actually pg like Isiah or Bledsoe buy overpaid for a player who did well in a Dantoni inflated system

Isaiah is gonna get more than 6 mill per year I guarantee it. At least going buy what he did last season.

I Rock Shaqs
07-01-2014, 05:23 PM
In their defense their best SG last year was Stuckey lmfao.

ThunderousDemon
07-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Jodie"Get Buckets"Meeks

GiantsSwaGG
07-01-2014, 05:25 PM
Pick up where Dumars left off

JNA17
07-01-2014, 05:28 PM
In their defense their best SG last year was Stuckey lmfao.

If that's true then Meeks could actually start for the Pistons now. Then we will see if Meeks can pick it up where he left off from LA.

MonroeFAN
07-01-2014, 05:29 PM
In their defense their best SG last year was Stuckey lmfao.

Stuckey would have been the 2nd best player on that sorry squad you call a basketball team.

JNA17
07-01-2014, 05:35 PM
I'll say this;

If Meeks continues to play like did with LA last season, he will help the Pistons tremendously since they currently don't have a team that can shoot outside shots...at all.

I'm really interested in how Stan Van makes this whole thing work.

Tony_Starks
07-01-2014, 05:36 PM
Him and Linsanity seriously need to be giving Antoni a percentage.

I'm not mad at Meeks at all though. He played hard every night through that abomination, he deserves to cash out.

Next up Kendall Marshall will sign somewhere for 2 years 8 milli. Lol.

DetroitBadBoy
07-01-2014, 05:39 PM
People also forgetting salary cap is being raised 5 million this season and the players know that and will take advantage. He fits a huge need for us and will benefit in Van Gundy's system also.

Last season Stuckey was making 8 million and Meeks making only 6 is more useful to us than him.

yungincome
07-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Detroit does it again :laugh2:

Zefflin
07-01-2014, 05:50 PM
I'm glad lakers don't have to overpay for him now

exactly, wow, he bolted quick, he's pretty solid all around now, cept he's too short to play the 2, you'll see det fans..otherwise, im sure he'll get you 15 ppg if he's starting..

I Rock Shaqs
07-01-2014, 06:09 PM
Stuckey would have been the 2nd best player on that sorry squad you call a basketball team.

The one that made the playoffs?

Blink
07-01-2014, 06:30 PM
I will pay Dumars to come back and play SG for 6 million a year if it means Stuckey is gone.

GiantsSwaGG
07-01-2014, 06:32 PM
I will pay Dumars to come back and play SG for 6 million a year if it means Stuckey is gone.

According to Monroefan, he's a top 3 SG

LA_Raiders
07-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Wow, overpaid

YoungOne
07-01-2014, 06:39 PM
if he gets over 6 a year what will bradley demand? -.-

Cracka2HI!
07-01-2014, 06:48 PM
Detroit would probably be better if they never signed a FA.

GodsSon
07-01-2014, 06:55 PM
lol what is Detroit thinking?

Blink
07-01-2014, 06:57 PM
May have been a product of the system but I think you guys forget who we have as our HC.

SVG loves shooters fellas. Now that we signed Meeks...we now have 1 shooter.

0nekhmer
07-01-2014, 07:05 PM
Detroit, oh how you love to overpay for hot garbage

Lake_Show2416
07-01-2014, 07:08 PM
greatly overpaid x2 I guess Pistons r desperate for a shooter

beasted86
07-01-2014, 07:10 PM
if he gets over 6 a year what will bradley demand? -.-

$9M+ if I were him

I Rock Shaqs
07-01-2014, 07:12 PM
$9M+ if I were him

LMAO Yeah righhht...no, more like 4-5 mil.

ManRam
07-01-2014, 07:14 PM
A lot of money, but they desperately need shooting and he does that quite well, obviously.

If he plays like he did last year he's worth this money. Not sure he will, but whatever. Again, they needed shooting. Not like it's a crippling amount of money either...

beasted86
07-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Detroit, oh how you love to overpay for hot garbage

At least it's not a 5 year deal like Gordon and Villanueva

beasted86
07-01-2014, 07:15 PM
LMAO Yeah righhht...no, more like 4-5 mil.

That's what he's really worth, but if Meeks gets this, and Bradley is better than Meeks then...

GiantsSwaGG
07-01-2014, 07:17 PM
A lot of money, but they desperately need shooting and he does that quite well, obviously.

If he plays like he did last year he's worth this money. Not sure he will, but whatever. Again, they needed shooting. Not like it's a crippling amount of money either...

It's still overpaying at the end of the day. It's not like he's JJ Reddick

MickeyMgl
07-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Uhhh not really if we are going by what happened last season.

Sure, it's very possible and likely that he was more of a product in the Dantoni system but Meeks was also creating his own shots at times and became a better defender too. That is something the Dantoni system can never improve a player on.

IMO, he is a solid role player. Two years ago, I would agree with you.

He's the same player he was two years ago. Last season (specifically, D'Antoni) was just a different lens through which he's being viewed. SO overrated... not that he's even rated particularly highly by anybody but the Pistons' front office and some Laker fans.

Bulls_fan90
07-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Haha what a stupid contract

MrfadeawayJB
07-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Horrid contract

rhd420
07-01-2014, 08:04 PM
The Lakers should just go ahead and put this on their Linkedin page - play 1 year for us, get stupid contract from different NBA team

Actually Meeks played his heart out, good for him ... he was on the verge of obscurity and veteran minimums to now long term deal.

NBA_Starter
07-01-2014, 08:22 PM
I am not sure about this one Detroit, wasn't this supposed to be a new era?

Tony_Starks
07-01-2014, 08:25 PM
I'd take him over 50 cent Stuckey any day though. I'm still bewildered by the love affair Dumars had with him. Even chose him over Afflalo for Pete's sake!

GiantsSwaGG
07-01-2014, 08:28 PM
I'd take him over 50 cent Stuckey any day though. I'm still bewildered by the love affair Dumars had with him. Even chose him over Afflalo for Pete's sake!

So you rather overpaid for a player because you don't like Stuckey

Tony_Starks
07-01-2014, 08:38 PM
So you rather overpaid for a player because you don't like Stuckey

For what they're going to use him for I don't really feel its that huge of a overpay. They desperately need to space the floor for the Bigs and to give Jennings someone to kick to.

I think SVG will get as much out of him as Antoni. And I think Stuckey is decent but just a bad fit for them.

Deception
07-01-2014, 08:53 PM
So you rather overpaid for a player because you don't like Stuckey

Stuckey was overpaid, he said he would rather have Meeks over Stuckey, which Stuckey was signed for 8 million per

THE MTL
07-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Detriot continues with these idiotic moves.

Blink
07-01-2014, 09:13 PM
Lol you guys act like SVG now hates guys who can shoot threes.

Over paid probably 1-2 mill a year. But that's how today's NBA is.

lukass
07-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Lol you guys act like SVG now hates guys who can shoot threes.

Over paid probably 1-2 mill a year. But that's how today's NBA is.

I agree. Everyone is acting like he was overpaid by 6-7 mill. Not a horrible signing if he shoots 40% from 3 and avg 15-18 ppg in SVG's system

Nikeman
07-01-2014, 09:28 PM
I was hoping Miami could pick him up for a 3-4 million a year type deal, quality shooter and young, but damn Detroit overpaid.

Kinglorious
07-01-2014, 09:54 PM
That's a tad high. Sure, he averaged 15ppg, but that was on a ****** Lakers team with no Kobe. Kind of reminds me of Mike James when he was with the Raptors in 2005-06. He averaged 20ppg that season but on a real ****** Raptors team, and I mean ****** -- the year that got us the #1 pick that we used on... Andrea Bargnani... Anyway, Mike James got a big contract with the Timberwolves and he never again sniffed the numbers he had in T.O. He didn't deserve it. Does Meeks?

MrfadeawayJB
07-01-2014, 10:02 PM
But mike James is the GOAT though...

Tony_Starks
07-01-2014, 10:06 PM
But mike James is the GOAT though...

Mike who....

Kinglorious
07-01-2014, 10:17 PM
But mike James is the GOAT though...

That he is. That he is.

NBA_Starter
07-01-2014, 10:38 PM
That he is. That he is.

I cant wait to see what he can get.

DemarDerozan
07-01-2014, 10:59 PM
Pistons got a GM that can properly fill the needs of the team. Now if he can magically make JSmoove disappear for a future first rounder we will be talking.

JWO35
07-01-2014, 11:01 PM
No matter what happens(trades, Pistons magically signing LeBron for the vet min.) we overpaid for Meeks

DemarDerozan
07-02-2014, 12:49 AM
No matter what happens(trades, Pistons magically signing LeBron for the vet min.) we overpaid for Meeks

Rather overpay Meeks than resign scrubs like CVil or Stuckey. Better than overpaying another forward. Detroit needs 3pt shooting. Meeks and Martin bring that. WTF is up with Datome?

DemarDerozan
07-02-2014, 12:51 AM
Plus SVG>>>Dantomi

IversonIsKrazy
07-02-2014, 02:35 AM
Lol flat-out overpayment. Detroit GM is awful over the past 5-6 years.

Trueblue2
07-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Meeks progressed as a player, but hes still way overpaid.


Why the **** were the lakers not fielding calls for meek last year? I mean if hes getting paid 19/3 they could have got something for him.

MonroeFAN
07-02-2014, 09:14 AM
The one that made the playoffs?

Ah sorry, who are you rooting for this season again?

MonroeFAN
07-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Lol flat-out overpayment. Detroit GM is awful over the past 5-6 years.

I get he's overpaid, but holy stupid.

But let's be real here. Irving (who is one of the most over-rated players ever and has done nothing) signs a max deal. Lowry, who is fat and only plays well for contract years is about to sign for 12 and some how one of the most efficient scorers from last season getting 6 a season is a travesty. You guys just dislike Detroit.

This is a move that makes our roster better, and we have to overpay for free agents to come here.

ManRam
07-02-2014, 01:07 PM
It's still overpaying at the end of the day. It's not like he's JJ Reddick

It's only overpaying if he doesn't play well :shrug: If he plays like he did last year for a large portion of the contract, then it's gonna be close to being worth it. Only time will tell if the money was spent wisely or not.

DetroitBadBoy
07-02-2014, 01:22 PM
It's only overpaying if he doesn't play well :shrug: If he plays like he did last year for a large portion of the contract, then it's gonna be close to being worth it. Only time will tell if the money was spent wisely or not.

Agreed.

Oh well, to me he's not idiotically overpaid. Whether he played on the lakers or not, he still went out and competed against NBA talent and did so shooting very efficiently. All these LA fans talking about us overpaying but at least he won't hamper our salary like a certain laker SG lmao!

IversonIsKrazy
07-02-2014, 08:11 PM
Don't dislike Detroit by any means, but the GM has made some awful moves. (2009 fat signings of Charlie V/Gordon) then Josh Smith last year in which we all knew was not going to work, like you guys have a great thing brewing with Drummond/Monroe, but ur GM was idiot enough to assume and believe Smith can play SF.

MonroeFAN
07-02-2014, 08:27 PM
I'm trying really hard not to hate on you, but this is the first move our GM has made, look into it.

Deception
07-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Lol flat-out overpayment. Detroit GM is awful over the past 5-6 years.
Dumars resigned this off-season, Jeff Bower's first off-season.

Rather overpay Meeks than resign scrubs like CVil or Stuckey. Better than overpaying another forward. Detroit needs 3pt shooting. Meeks and Martin bring that. WTF is up with Datome?
Datome was buried on the bench, I don't see why he didn't get any PT especially since we weren't contending.

Don't dislike Detroit by any means, but the GM has made some awful moves. (2009 fat signings of Charlie V/Gordon) then Josh Smith last year in which we all knew was not going to work, like you guys have a great thing brewing with Drummond/Monroe, but ur GM was idiot enough to assume and believe Smith can play SF.
Jeff Bower is our new GM, let the off-season/season play out before you determine him as the worst GM.

IversonIsKrazy
07-03-2014, 08:18 PM
Ah, my bad. Thought Dumars was still in charge.