Jodie Meeks’ agent says guard won’t take veteran’s minimum

Jodie Meeks (AP Photo/The News Journal, Suchat Pederson)
Jodie Meeks (AP Photo/The News Journal, Suchat Pederson)

How will the Lakers fill out the rest of their bench?  It’s possible the answer lies with Devin Ebanks,  or both.  Whoever it is, the Lakers hope they can find a backcourt player who could reduce Kobe Bryant’s minutes and provide needed outside shooting. shooting guard Meeks could fill that description since the 25-year-old shot in the high 30% range in the past two seasons. Meeks’ agent, David Bauman, said Meeks is on the Lakers’ radar and that of “four or five” other unspecified teams. But Bauman said Meeks’ interest with the Lakers could hinge on a significant variable.  “We’re happy to talk, but we’re not talking minimum for a guy like Jodie,” Bauman told The Times in a phone interview on Monday. “He’ll get more than the minimum wherever he signs.”

 

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