Pistons hope Meeks can bolster perimeter

Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Pistons formally introduced guard Jodie Meeks on Monday after signing the free agent to a $19.5 million, three-year deal.

The Pistons hope Meeks will help bolster their perimeter shooting after he averaged a career-high 15.7 points last season for the Los Angeles Lakers, taking advantage of the opportunity that came about because of Kobe Bryant's injury problems.

Meeks has averaged 9.7 points over his five-year career.

Only one Detroit player in 2013-14 - Kyle Singler - shot over 34 percent from 3-point range while playing major minutes. The Pistons couldn't take advantage of big men Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith because of the team's inability to produce outside the paint.

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February 26, 2015 08:07 GMT

NBA

Wednesday's Games

Miami 93, Orlando 90, OT

Atlanta 104, Dallas 87

Boston 115, New York 94

New Orleans 102, Brooklyn 96

Charlotte 98, Chicago 86

Milwaukee 104, Philadelphia 88

Minnesota 97, Washington 77

Houston 110, L.A. Clippers 105

Phoenix 110, Denver 96

L.A. Lakers 100, Utah 97

Sacramento 102, Memphis 90

Portland 111, San Antonio 95

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Golden State at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.

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Wednesday's Games

Calgary 3, New Jersey 1

Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3

Ottawa 3, Anaheim 0

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Vancouver at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Arizona at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Nashville, 8:30 p.m.

Ottawa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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