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.”