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    Jersey
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    Name  Jodie Meeks
    Born  8/21/1987
    Height  6-4
    Weight  208
    College  Kentucky
    12/30/2014 9:20:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Jodie Meeks knocked down nine 3-pointers on Tuesday night.
    Insight: He was 11-of-16 from the field and 9-of-11 from deep for 34 points. Leave Meeks on the waiver wire, as he is not a relevant option.
     
    12/10/2014 3:35:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Jodie Meeks fully practiced on Wednesday and is expected to return to game-action on Friday according to Pistons.com.
    Insight: Detroit could really use his shooting with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggling the way they are. If owners are looking for 3-pointers and steals, give Meeks a look.
     
    10/22/2014 6:53:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard Jodie Meeks is no longer a late-round fantasy flier with his back injury.
    Insight: Meeks is expected to miss at least two months, which sidelines him until basically Christmas. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will reap the benefits from Meeks' injury, and fantasy owners should target Caldwell-Pope in the late rounds of standard league drafts.
     
    10/14/2014 1:59:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard/forward Jodie Meeks will miss at least a couple months with a stress reaction in his lower back.
    Insight: With Meeks sidelined, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks poised to take away Meeks' starting role. Caldwell-Pope has looked great through the preseason.
     
    10/11/2014 1:47:00 PM
    Description: Pistons guard/forward Jodie Meeks missed practice on Saturday due to back spasms.
    Insight: If Meeks continues to miss time, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks poised to take away Meeks' starting role. Caldwell-Pope has looked great through the preseason. Both Meeks and Caldwell-Pope are worth a late round pick in fantasy drafts.
     
    7/1/2014 9:36:00 PM
    Description: The Pistons have signed swingman Jodie Meeks to a three-year, $19 million contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
    Insight: Meeks' fantasy value isn't going to be any higher than it was last season, when he averaged 33.2 minutes per game for a depleted Lakers club and recorded 15.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.1 3pg and 1.4 spg. Rodney Stuckey isn't expected to re-sign with Detroit, but the Pistons still have second-year guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Singler as well as several high-usage offensive players in Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith and Greg Monroe.
     
    3/9/2014 7:05:00 PM
    Description: Lakers guard Jodie Meeks came out of nowhere to score 42 points Sunday in an upset win over OKC.
    Insight: Meeks shot the lights out, connecting on 11 of his 18 field goal attempts including 6-of-11 from long range. He also helped defensively by providing four steals. The 42 points represents a new career-high for the five-year veteran.
     
    2/18/2014 5:53:00 PM
    Description: Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks should be a go for Wednesday's game against Houston. SOURCE: Lakers on Twitter
    Insight: A badly sprained ankle has kept Meeks out since February 4th. Steve Blake and Wesley Johnson will probably see a few less minutes in the likely event that Meeks plays on Wednesday.
     
    2/8/2014 5:04:00 PM
    Description: Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reports that Jodie Meeks (ankle) is not expected to play again until after the All-Star break.
    Insight: Meeks suffered an ankle sprain after just one minute on Feb. 4. He came in averaging 18.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.9 steals over his last 15 games. With Nick Young also out through the break, fantasy owners should grab Steve Blake and Wesley Johnson.
     
    2/5/2014 10:52:00 AM
    Description: The X-rays on Lakers guard Jodie Meeks' right ankle came back negative, but he will miss at least the next two games, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
    Insight: Meeks left Tuesday's game with an ankle sprain after just one minute. He came in averaging 18.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.9 steals over his last 15 games. Nick Young, Wesley Johnson and Steve Blake will help fill the void.
     
    2/4/2014 8:23:00 PM
    Description: Lakers guard Jodie Meeks left Tuesday's game with a right ankle sprain and won't return, according to Dave McMenamin of espn.com.
    Insight: Meeks only played one minute and had zero points on 0-2 shooting. He came in averaging 18.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.9 steals over his last 15 games. Nick Young, Wesley Johnson and Steve Blake will help fill the void.
     
    Hot1/31/2014 5:13:00 PM
    Description: According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni expects guard Jodie Meeks (foot) to play Friday.
    Insight: Meeks is dealing with a minor foot injury. He has been good for 18.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.9 steals in his last 14 games and should be owned in all leagues.
     
    1/27/2014 8:41:00 PM
    Description: An MRI on Jodie Meeks' injured foot came back negative. He'll be ready to play Tuesday when the Lakers host Indiana. SOURCE: Ramona Shelburne, ESPN Los Angeles
    Insight: Meeks looked fine in Sunday's loss to the Knicks (24 points in 43 minutes) so we're guessing the MRI was merely a precaution. He'll grab another start at shooting guard Tuesday against the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers.
     
    Hot1/26/2014 6:16:00 PM
    Description: Los Angeles guard Jodie Meeks' 24 points, six threes and two steals were not enough to end the Lakers' losing streak.
    Insight: Meeks has had a fantastic month, averaging 18.8 points, 2.6 threes and 1.8 steals in 13 games.
     
    Hot1/15/2014 9:17:00 AM
    Description: Los Angeles guard Jodie Meeks netted 26 points Tuesday in a loss to Cleveland.
    Insight: Meeks shot just 2-of-10 from the field in his previous outing but was much better on Tuesday (9-of-14 including 6-of-10 from downtown). He's been Mamba-like in the month of January with averages of 20.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 3.2 apg. Meeks has made just under 44 percent of his field goals during that stretch.
     
    Hot1/7/2014 10:57:00 PM
    Description: Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks has averaged 21.7 ppg in his first three games this month.
    Insight: Meeks had 24 points, six assists, four rebounds, four steals and four threes Tuesday at Dallas and is averaging 15.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.3 threes over his last 11 games. He should be owned in all leagues.
     
    11/8/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Description: Jodie Meeks will start at shooting guard for the Lakers Friday night, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
    Insight: With Steve Nash getting the night off, Los Angeles will start Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Nick Young, Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman against the Pelicans. Meeks had 18 points and five threes in 26 minutes Thursday at Houston and has scored in double figures in five of six games this season.
     
    4/27/2013 6:55:00 PM
    Description: Los Angeles shooting guard Jodie Meeks will sit out Sunday's Game 4 against San Antonio. SOURCE: Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
    Insight: Meeks has a torn ligament in his ankle and he probably won't play another game this season. The Lakers will turn to the unproven Andrew Goudelock in Game 4. Get your broom ready, there's about to be a sweep.
     
    4/25/2013 4:14:00 PM
    Description: Lakers guard Jodie Meeks (ankle) is doubtful for Game 3 against the Spurs, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLA.com. He missed Game 2.
    Insight: The Lakers are down 2-0 to the Spurs and will not have Kobe Bryant or Steve Blake for Game 3. Meeks and Steve Nash are doubtful, leaving Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock as the only healthy guards.
     
    4/25/2013 10:04:00 AM
    Description: Lakers guard Jodie Meeks missed Game 2 against the Spurs Wednesday after spraining his left ankle in the team's Game 1 loss Sunday.
    Insight: Meeks will have an MRI Thursday, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com. The Lakers are down 2-0 to the Spurs and may have to play Game 3 without Meeks, Steve Nash and Steve Blake. Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris could be headed for big minutes.
     

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      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

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