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Pistons trade Jodie Meeks to Magic for second-round pick in 2019

The Detroit Pistons’ Jodie Meeks (20) shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Cleveland.
The Detroit Pistons’ Jodie Meeks (20) shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Cleveland. AP

The Detroit Pistons traded former University of Kentucky star Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic for a conditional 2019 second-round NBA Draft pick.

“We are excited to welcome Jodie (Meeks) to the Orlando Magic family,” Magic GM Rob Hennigan said. “Jodie adds perimeter shooting and is another veteran presence. He adds depth to our backcourt and we look forward to his contributions.”

Meeks, 28, signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons in 2014. In 63 games with Detroit, he averaged 10.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 23.9 minutes.

Last season, Meeks suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the second game of the season and only appeared in three games, averaging 7.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 14.3 minutes. The 6-4 guard averaged 11.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 24.4 minutes in 60 games during the 2014-15 season, but missed the first 22 games after suffering a stress reaction in his lower back during the preseason.

The seven-year veteran has played for Milwaukee, Philadelphia, L.A. Lakers and Detroit and holds career averages of 9.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 24.3 minutes in 418 games.

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