Los Angeles Lakers pick up Jodie Meeks team option

6/26/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Apr 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks (20) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Spurs 91-88. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsOut of all the decisions the Los Angeles Lakers have to make during the off-season, this one is a no-brainer.

The team announced on Wednesday that they’d be picking up Jodie Meeks’ $1.5 million option for the 2013-14 season.

GM Mitch Kupchak said a few words about the decision:

“Jodie is not only a gifted three-point shooter who helps us space the floor on the offensive end, but he is also a very active and underrated player defensively who continues to work on and improve all aspects of his game. He was an important member of our team last year and we look forward to having him back for the 2013-14 season.”

For the money, you can’t beat the production you get out of Meeks, especially on a team that has already dealt with too many coaching and personnel changes over the last few years.

If coach Mike D’Antoni insists on playing his run-and-gun style offense, then Meeks will certainly become an asset, as long as he keeps working on that shot.

He’s a highly inconsistent player on both ends of the floor, but it’s nothing that really hard practice can’t fix.

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