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Report: Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks for remainder of season

According to a report from Shams Charania, the Raptors have re-signed guard Jodie Meeks

Meeks is known as a knockdown shooter, and even though he hasn’t played basketball much this year, he impressed in his 10-day tryout last month with Toronto. He only appeared in 2 games, but he was magic in a bottle, scoring 10 points in 17 minutes during a loss to Orlando and then 5 points in a win over Boston. He shot 3-for-8 from deep over the stretch and showed no hesitation pulling up on the catch in transition or the halfcourt. Shooting is always a good thing.

It is not a surprise that Toronto is re-signing Meeks. They liked what he offered in his 10-day, but declined to re-sign him for tax purposes. They rolled with a short roster as long as possible to save money under the luxury tax, but they probably made it known to his agent that he would find his way back to the roster. Toronto still has one more roster spot, which they’ll certainly use in advance of the playoffs. They could sign a veteran center like Marcin Gortat, or they could upgrade Jordan Loyd’s two-way contract.

Meeks will be playoff eligible, but his actually getting meaningful playing time would constitute a sort of emergency. Still, he’s as trustworthy a shooter as can be found for the position, and he’s a solid signing.

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