As a career 37.2 percent three-point shooter, Jodie Meeks was never going to remain unsigned forever.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the former Kentucky star has signed a 10-day contract with the second-best team in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors.
Free agent guard Jodie Meeks is signing a 10-day contract with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 20, 2019
By signing Meeks, the Raptors officially now have the minimum number of players required for a roster at 14.
At 31-years old, Meeks is limited to being mostly a spot-up or catch-and-shoot type of guy, but that’s exactly what Toronto wants. He hasn’t played in an NBA game since the last game of the regular season in 2018 but still shot over 34 percent from three in 77 games for the Washington Wizards. A 25-game suspension for a failed drug test sidelined him for the playoffs last season and, when he was later traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, he would be waived before he could appear in a game.
Now, with All-Star Weekend officially behind us, playoff teams are looking to beef up their benches with veteran scorers and Meeks fits the profile. I would expect him to play a limited role, but if he can come in and play 10-15 minutes per game and knock down a couple of threes, then he has definite value.
Since Meeks signed a 10-day deal, he’ll only have a small amount of time to prove that he’s worth a second 10-day contract.
The contract will supposedly net Meeks close to $125,000.
The roster in Toronto is now up to the league mandated 14 players with the Jodie Meeks 10-Day Contract. The cap hit for Toronto is $85K with Meeks earning $123K. The contract will cost Toronto $214K toward the luxury tax.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 20, 2019
Not a bad deal for only 10 days worth of work.