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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Scores & Schedules

June 30, 2015 07:10 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Monday's Games

Cincinnati 11 Minnesota 7

Oakland 7 Colorado 1

Tuesday's Games

Pittsburgh (G.Cole 11-3) at Detroit (Verlander 0-1), 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota (P.Hughes 6-6) at Cincinnati (DeSclafani 5-5), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Sale 6-4) at St. Louis (Lynn 5-4), 8:15 p.m.

Seattle (Montgomery 2-2) at San Diego (Kennedy 4-6), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Texas 8, Baltimore 1

Boston 3, Toronto 1

Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 1

Houston 6, Kansas City 1

L.A. Angels 4, N.Y. Yankees 1

Tuesday's Games

Texas (Lewis 7-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-4), 7:05 p.m.

Boston (E.Rodriguez 3-2) at Toronto (Estrada 5-3), 7:07 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 6-3) at Tampa Bay (E.Ramirez 6-2), 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City (D.Duffy 2-3) at Houston (Keuchel 9-3), 8:10 p.m.

Colorado (J.De La Rosa 4-3) at Oakland (Gray 9-3), 10:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Heaney 0-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Milwaukee 7, Philadelphia 4

Arizona 10, L.A. Dodgers 6

Tuesday's Games

Milwaukee (Jungmann 2-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-6), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 2-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-7), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Vogelsong 6-5) at Miami (Latos 2-5), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Zimmermann 5-5) at Atlanta (S.Miller 5-3), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Frias 5-5) at Arizona (R.De La Rosa 6-3), 9:40 p.m.

Colorado (J.De La Rosa 4-3) at Oakland (Gray 9-3), 10:05 p.m.

WNBA

Monday's Games

No games scheduled=

Tuesday's Games

Indiana at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

New York at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Tulsa at Seattle, 10 p.m.

San Antonio at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

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