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Several years ago, shooting guard Jodie Meeks had a successful two-year stint with the Los Angeles Lakers.
During the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, he was one of the team’s top 3-point marksmen. In 2014, he had a career season, averaging 15.7 points per game while hitting 40.1% of his 3s.
After winning an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors in 2019, Meeks spent a couple of months this season with Raptors 905, Toronto’s G League team.
Wenzell Ortiz of Sideline Sources did an exclusive interview with him and asked if he would be open to coming back to the Lakers.
Via Sideline Sources:
“Most definitely,” Meeks responded. “I really enjoyed my two years with the Lakers, so reuniting would be something that I’d be more than happy to do. Aside from being a great locker room presence, I can clearly add shooting, and I’m also a hard-nosed defender. I can come in and give that extra effort off the bench that everybody saw they needed last season. Every team can use a shooter that can make shots for their superstars.”
Three-point shooting has been a relative weakness for L.A. over the past couple of seasons, and even, to a certain extent, during the championship season in 2020.
Shooters such as Meeks, especially those who can also defend and get up and down the court, would go a long way in helping the Lakers recover from this disastrous season.
However, Meeks will be 35 next season. Age is already a big problem for the Lakers, who had several players in their mid- or late-30s.