Report: Pistons deal Jodie Meeks to Magic

The Orlando Magic acquired guard Jodie Meeks from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for a 2019 future second-round pick, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Meeks, 28, played in just three games for the Pistons last season, averaging 7.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 14.3 minutes per game. He suffered a foot fracture in the preseason and returned for Detroit’s season finale against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Meeks played in one postseason game for the Pistons, scoring two points in two minutes against the Cavaliers.

Orlando is Meek’s fifth team. Before the Pistons, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Meeks has played in just 63 games over the past two seasons due to various injuries. With the Magic trading Victor Oladipo to the Oklahoma City Thunder recently, Meeks might get some playing time at shooting guard, though restricted free agent Evan Fournier will be the starter if the team is able to retain him. Mario Hezonja, Orlando’s 2015 first-round pick, is also up for more playing time next season.

Marcelo Villa

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