On paper, Jodie Meeks should have been a good fit in Detroit — Stan Van Gundy wanted shooting, and Meeks brings that skill to the table (he’s a career 37.3 percent from three).
However, Meeks missed most of the season with a fractured foot. After two disappointing seasons in Detroit, Meeks is on the move, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
The Detroit Pistons are nearing a deal to send guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic, league sources told The Vertical.
The Pistons are receiving a 2019 future second-round pick, sources said. The Magic have room to acquire Meeks because they are $7.3 million below that cap.
This deal makes sense for the Magic because they are thin at the two guard spot, didn’t give up much to get him, and if Meeks is healthy he can be a quality part of the rotation. For the Pistons, they were ready to move on, the second round pick is a nice consolation.
The Pistons still need shooting, something Van Gundy needs to address in free agency.