Jodie Meeks Seeking NBA Roster Spot

Veteran sharpshooter Jodie Meeks hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since logging 51 seconds of action for the Raptors in Game 3 of the 2019 NBA Finals, but he hasn’t given up on returning to the league. In a conversation with Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, he said that he’s hoping to earn an NBA roster spot this season.

“I haven’t retired, and I’m not looking to retire,” Meeks said. “I’m still healthy, and I’m only 33. The way my game is, it’s not like I’m super athletic, running and jumping like Russell Westbrook. I’m strictly shooting and playing defense. I could still move. I could still play for a while. I just need an opportunity.”

Although he played a little for the champion Raptors in 2018/19, Meeks hasn’t been a regular rotation player since ’18/19, when he averaged 6.3 PPG in 77 games (14.5 MPG) for the Wizards. His .343 3PT% that season represented his lowest mark since his rookie year. Over the course of his 10-year career, he’s a 37.3% shooter from beyond the arc.

Meeks is ineligible to sign a two-way contract, but a number of teams around the NBA have open spots on their 15-man rosters. Meeks views one contending club as a particularly good fit, pointing to the Nets and their three current roster openings.

“They need to get me in Brooklyn,” Meeks told Scotto. “They need some shooting.”

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15 thoughts on “Jodie Meeks Seeking NBA Roster Spot

  1. Marty McRae

    Meeks got a ring for playing 8 games and 108 regular season minutes, 64 minutes in the playoffs and 1 minute in the finals. Maybe the least-deserved chip of all-time haha

    • Curtisrowe

      Oh I severely doubt that. All sorts of guys get rings. Even some that get cut in the regular season and don’t play in the playoffs. When it comes to the Warriors I know Varejao got one. he played 14 games in the regular seasons and got cut.

      I believe Chris Boucher got one as well the next season. It happens almost every year.

  2. Cap & Crunch

    No D No thanks, everyone can shoot nowadays

    Just being a sharpshooter wont get you to the NBA moving forward. Srry Korver kids

    • Walladipo and Wood

      So he was only half right saying he is strictly shooting and playing defense?

      • Cap & Crunch

        He didnt play defense in 2013-14 w the Lakers
        Not really sure if Im believing what anyone says today about it-

        Difference was tho, 6 yrs ago sharpshooters could still get a job just from shooting- Different now….hes started 10 games in the last 6 yrs – Nets should go a more def minded guard

      • Cap & Crunch

        Those guys do a little more than just shoot but yea the days of Jj Reddick molds are not going to age well moving forward

        37% isnt even elite today, 2013 very much so but point is the times have changed most everybody can shoot 33-37% these days

  3. osaegthong

    shamet can shoot but cant play defense. same with TLC and harris.
    avaliable shooters who can play better defense than meeks:
    Thabo sefelosha(35)
    Luc Mbah a moute(34)
    jamal crawford(41)
    idk who else cuz most of them r either entirely forgotten or just been out of da league for a long period of time

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