Magic's GM Rob Hennigan stated “Jodie adds perimeter shooting and is another veteran presence. He adds depth to our backcourt, and we look forward to his contributions.” Meeks is a solid contributor off the bench and can fill in as a starter when needed, proven when he started 70 games for the Lakers averaging 33.2 mpg, 15.7ppg, and a solid 46 fg% in the '13-'14 season. One concern may be Meeks' ability to stay healthy only playing the total of 63 games these last two seasons.
On the other side of the trade besides the draft pick, Detroit frees up 6.5 million in cap space so they can fill their needs of a backup point guard and power forward. Possible options at the PG position could be Ramon Sessions or Jerryd Bayless, both solid options at the backup spot.
As with all trades, we won't know who won until the season is already off and running.
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