Orlando Magic acquire guard Jodie Meeks from Detroit Pistons

Jodie Meeks, shown above, joins the Orlando Magic in a trade engineeered by the front office on June 29. Meeks comes to Orlando from the Dewtroit Pistons in exchange for a future conditional second round pick.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic have acquired guard Jodie Meeks from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for a future conditional second round draft pick, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.

“We are excited to welcome Jodie (Meeks) to the Orlando Magic family,” Hennigan said in a media release sent to Headline Surfer. “Jodie adds perimeter shooting and is another veteran presence. He adds depth to our backcourt and we look forward to his contributions.”

Meeks (6’4”, 210, 8/21/87) played in only three games with Detroit last season, averaging 7.3 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 14.5 minpg.  He suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Oct. 28 vs. Utah and missed 63 games due to the injury.  Meeks also missed four games following his foot rehabilitation due to a sore left shoulder.

Originally selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by Milwaukee, Meeks has played in 418 career NBA regular season games (194 starts with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, the L.A. Lakers and Detroit, averaging 9.9 ppg., 2.2 rpg. and 1.1 apg. in 24.3 minpg., while shooting .373 (639-1,713) from three-point range and .882 (716-812) from the free throw line.  Meeks has also appeared in 19 career NBA playoff outings, averaging 4.1 ppg. in 12.9 minpg. 

On Dec. 30, 2014, at Orlando, Meeks connected on a career-high nine three-point field goals, setting a new Magic record for most three-pointers made by an opponent in a game, as well as an Amway Center-record.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.