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Big Lakers news! They signed Jodie Meeks! What did you guys think we were talking about?

Aug 12, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT


Just to review, the Los Angeles Lakers traded draft picks they’re not going to use or need for Steve Nash, and the second best center in the league, Andrew Bynum, for the best center in the league, Dwight Howard. And they upgraded their bench.

The Los Angeles times reports that the Lakers have signed reserve wing Jodie Meeks on a two-year, $3 million deal. The signing fills the last position of need for the Lakers, adding a shooter that can play two-guard behind Kobe Bryant, with Metta World Peace needing to spend most of his time at the small forward position.

There’s been talk that the Lakers’ bench is this big gigantic concern, but they have Meeks, Antawn Jamison, Steve Blake, Jordan Hill, Chris Duhon, Earl Clark, and Andrew Goudelock. That’s a horrible starting team, Bobcats-level. But as a reserve unit? That’s not bad at all, considering the strength of their starting five. It’s not like Mike Brown’s going to do hockey substitutions. They have shooters, they have rebounders, they have guys who can manage the offense and a little bit of athleticism.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is, read their roster and despair, oh ye NBA.

  1. kingbeason52 - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Im suprised it took Jodie Meeks so long to get signed..

    “Why did you guys think we were talking about” ..That headline just shows pure laziness.

  2. moagecu - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    At minimum you should proof read the title.

  3. dr0pkickram0nes - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    I didn’t even have to look at the author to know it was Kurt or Matt. How they continually fail to proofread every article, (even the ones that are just them rambling on, so it doesn’t have to be posted immediately as breaking news), is beyond me.

    • dls612 - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      The bashing of Kurt is getting boring! , cause ya gonna continue to read and comment on his articles! And I had my fill! Sometimes I think people just ignore the subject of the article and hope they find some kind of misquote or spelling error just to make a comment!

      • dls612 - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM

        And the bashing of matt and any other writer! New material please!

      • liljere24 - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:35 PM

        Most of the time the headline is brutal enough without having to go to the article itself.

  4. liljere24 - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    If you were a comedian, you would be booed off stage faster then it takes for once of us to notice a grammatical error in your articles.

    • paleihe - Aug 12, 2012 at 11:55 PM

      * faster THAN it takes…

      * for ONE of us…

  5. fordmandalay - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    I am disappointment with you’re grammer.

    • bchapman2011 - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

      I sure hope you are trying to be funny because the correct spelling is GRAMMAR. Either way pretty dumb post.

      • ocgunslinger - Aug 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

        Dude….don’t or can’t you recognize sarcasm? How about the use of “Disappointment” or “You’re” which makes 3 errors out of 6 words. Obvious intent.

  6. lmvs2012 - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    More bench pls!…get barbosa kapchuk!

  7. bigdeuceuno - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Ok Meeks is a good pick up n a deadly 3 point shooter n he has young legs which we really needed still I don’t think this will b our last move I look for us to mayb move Blake to Portland for picks or a player n pick up mayb j.flynn or Sumone else to play point that’s young n hungry go lakers!

  8. money2long - Aug 12, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    i have been following this website for a lonngggg time. never wanted to register. but today i guess felt like the right time. i’ve seen a bunch of interesting comments and i’ve noticed people have enemies here. i have seen there are a bunch of cliques. and i see guys like to post their own blog’s links here which always get thumbs down galore. so, i caved, i registered and i hope i am welcome! oh yea, im guessing i should let you guys know what team holds my faithfulness. well, that’ll come out in time. hint hint, my very first comment came on this post…

    • loungefly74 - Aug 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      welcome to the fold, money2long. im sure your opinion will be valued. yeah, it can get a little silly but for the most part, we are just guys having fun talking about the sport we love.

  9. miamatt - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Jodie Meeks said he wouldn’t settle for the veteran minimum… just slightly above it LOL.

    In all seriousness this is a nice pickup for the Lakers considering the role he will fill on the team and the low cost.

  10. dgbk - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    i assume nash will play 30-35mins all the other starters will play 35 plus. their bench is actually decent, i remember when they had a chair on the team disguised as adam morrison.

  11. cosanostra71 - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    not a bad signing. He will contribute as a shooter off the bench. Every team needs one.

  12. dannythebisforbeast - Aug 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Carter,Richards , Victorino and Pence
    But not Jodie Meeks say it ain’t so

  13. lakerluver - Aug 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    I’ll just repeat what I’ve been saying for the last 3 days, Mitch K is a genius!! Meeks is the final piece to what hopefully will be a championship roster.

    • andyreidisfat - Aug 12, 2012 at 6:06 PM

      Umm yeah as someone who has had to watch Meeks game in game out, let me tell he is NOT the last piece to anything like a championship. More like the last piece to a practice. He’s terrible. He can’t shoot, I never understood why people call him a “shooter” when if a guy is within ten feet of him he misses everytime.

      By far he was the worst player that got playing time for the sixers last year.

  14. biasedhomer - Aug 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Seems like a pretty overrated signing based on how much people are raving about this move. Meeks can hit 3s, but many nights he just doesnt have it, and is completely useless.

  15. 00maltliquor - Aug 12, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    This isn’t big news anymore since lakerluver broke the news a couple days ago, PBT. Took you guys long enough.

    Damn good signing Lakeshow! Very, very resonable pricetag at $3 mil/ 2 years with a team opt out on that 2nd year. Great job!

    Also..anyone else notice our $98 million payroll? Yikes! Championship or bust! YEEEAH BUUUDDY!

  16. isujames - Aug 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    The lakers are loaded and all set for a disapointing 2013, laker fanatics will be sick after D Howard walks after a year.He doesn’t want to be in someone elses shadow.

    • loungefly74 - Aug 12, 2012 at 10:49 PM

      i think it’s worth the risk. we will see.

  17. chargersallday17 - Aug 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Hell yah i love this guy as a back up ! & kobe & nash will help him be a great back up to kobe & shooter!!

  18. charlescub80 - Aug 12, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Might as well give the lakers the fantasy trophy now.

  19. ajek23 - Aug 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    ummmm of course its a crapy starting five and a very not decent bench….. Jamison is old Blake sucks and the others are who who who and who????? PLEASE!

  20. jolink653 - Aug 13, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Great exactly what the Lakers needed, another quality player coming off the bench who wants to play for no money because of the team the Lakers already have…This is why so many people are gonna start bailing on the NBA…Who wants to watch a meaningless regular season followed by Lakers vs Heat for the Championship for the next 4 years? No one will be able to compete with these teams anymore since all these solid role players just jump onboard because they know the team will get to the Finals

  21. 1historian - Aug 13, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    It’s true the Lakers have made a lot of moves to upgrade their team but the fact remains that OKC is younger and has been playing together for a while now.

    Just putting a bunch of new players on the court with Bryant and Gasol does not make them a TEAM.

    FYI – I am a Celtics fan, which means I hate the Lakers. (And I root for any other team that can beat them).

  22. unxpexted1 - Aug 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    its just finally good to have a guy that can finally spread the floor for the lakers. He’s not ray allen or steve novack, but he has a beautiful stroke and he’ll see some open corner threes coming from the post that i believe he can knock down consistently enough to help.

  23. lakerslegacy2432 - Aug 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM


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