Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks for rest of season
Toronto Raptors guard Jodie Meeks (20) makes the three pointer during second half NBA basketball action against the Boston Celtics, in Toronto on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:14PM EDT
TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Jodie Meeks for the remainder of the season.
The six-foot-four, 210-pound Meeks signed a 10-day contract with the Raptors on Feb. 20. He averaged 7.5 points, two rebounds and 12 minutes in two games, shooting 3-for-8 from the three-point line over that span.
Before that contract, Meeks hadn't played since April 11 after the NBA suspended him 25 games for violating the league's anti-drug program, causing him to miss the Washington Wizards' first-round loss to Toronto in the 2017-18 post-season.
He was dealt from the Wizards to Milwaukee before the 2018-19 season with 19 games remaining on his suspension, then was waived when the ban ended.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Meeks has career averages of 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 22.6 minutes in 533 games (204 starts) with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, LA Lakers, Detroit, Orlando, Washington and Toronto.