The Lakers have exercised their 2013/14 option on Jodie Meeks, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com (via Twitter). The move will keep Meeks under contract for one more season for a salary worth $1.55MM.
Meeks, 25, averaged 7.9 PPG and shot 35.7% on three-pointers in 78 games during his first season with the Lakers. Depending on what roster moves the team makes this offseason, Meeks could be relied upon for a few more minutes per game, with Kobe Bryant not expected to be ready to return from his Achilles injury by the fall.
Now that Metta World Peace has opted in for 2013/14 and Meeks' $1.55MM salary is guaranteed, the Lakers have over $77MM in commitments on their books for next season. That doesn't include the non-guaranteed portion of Chris Duhon's salary or the cost of bringing back Dwight Howard.