Jodie Meeks appears to be the odd man out in Detroit, and Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the team plans on finding him a new team in the offseason.
After the draft, Detroit will continue to shop guard Jodie Meeks to find him a new team, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 24, 2016
Meeks has had two injury-plagued years in Detroit and it looks like Stan Van Gundy is ready to hand the keys over to the young prospects Reggie Bullock and Darrun Hilliard.
It's a shame because once Meeks actually found his way on the floor in Detroit (60 games in year one, only 3 in year two) he delivered pretty much as advertised. He is a sharp-shooting perimeter threat who was able to run the floor and cut to the basket well to convert easy opportunities.
Despite struggling mightily at the start of the year as he recovered from a back injury, Meeks had the best true shooting percentage among perimeters players in Detroit last season.
He then broke his foot in the second game of the year this season and promptly scored 20 points and hit four 3-pointers in the one game he was able to return for in the regular season.
It is likely that Detroit will look to swap Meeks' final year for some sort of veteran point guard solution as the point guard market is pretty weak this year. Whether there will be any takers that allow that plan to come to fruition, I have no idea.
If he's not swapped for a point guard he could go into a team's cap space for a minimal return or perhaps provide the team a veteran power forward that can take a pounding and bother other players with his size.
What do you think, DBB? What should the Pistons reasonably expect to get back in return for Meeks?