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Jodie Meeks Signs 10-Day Contract With Toronto Raptors

(Photo via Ned Dishman/NBAE)

(Photo via Ned Dishman/NBAE)

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.

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.

Not a bad deal for only 10 days worth of work.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

2 Comments for Jodie Meeks Signs 10-Day Contract With Toronto Raptors

  1. KYjellyRoll
    8:40 pm February 20, 2019 Permalink

    I could play 10 min a game and hit 75% for 100k….

    • bigbluebanana
      8:52 pm February 20, 2019 Permalink

      I’d do a lot of things for ten days for 125k, I don’t think I could shoot 75% from 3 in the nba though. It’d be fun to try if any nba execs are reading this comment.