Now we know what the fans think of the first free agent signing of the 2014-15 season, it’s time to go to the experts. Most media outlets, writers, radio show hosts, and TV personalities seem to agree with the fans that the Pistons overpaid for Jodie Meeks.
Let’s take a look at what the media is saying about the signing.
Only overpaid by $10 million . RT @WojYahooNBA Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year, $19 million-plus contract with the Detroit Pistons
— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) July 1, 2014
Meeks had nice season in L.A., but that's a lot of dough for Jodie Meeks. Wow. Maybe DET anticipated some team over cap giving him mid-level
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 1, 2014
Lance Stephenson somewhere looking at Jodie Meeks new deal grinning from ear to ear
— Lang Greene (@LangGreene) July 1, 2014
Jodie Meeks is a deadly three point shooter, but $20 million over 3 years seems like a ton of money. Well see how it pays off for Detroit.
— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) July 1, 2014
Jodie Meeks and Kyle Korver will make about the same amount of money next year.
— Andrew Lynch (@AndrewLynch) July 1, 2014
Jodie Meeks breaks the free agency cherry! 3 years and 19 mil???? I might have been way off in predicting what Morrow will get!!
— Michael McNamara (@McNamara247) July 1, 2014
Jodie Meeks got WHAT?!
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) July 1, 2014
So Detroit came into today with Kyle Singler as their lone spot up shooter. They now have Cartier Martin and Jodie Meeks. SVG has a type.
— Brian Schroeder (@Cosmis) July 1, 2014
Jodie Meeks gets big free agent contract — so the Lakers' year actually did happen.
— Tas Melas (@TasMelas) July 2, 2014
Love Detroit's move for Jodie Meeks! Smart move to address a desperate need. Show that even LA players know Kobes contract killed that team!
— Matt Sampson (@skinny_buckets) July 2, 2014
Meeks averaged 1.145 ppp in spot-up situations, according to Synergy. Ahead of him: Calderon, Lowry, Wes Matthews, Joe Johnson, JR Smith.
— Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 1, 2014
19 gms of 20 or more pts this yr for Meeks in LA. Shot it well. Bit of a turnover machine off dribble. 6 mill a lot, but Det has to overpay.
— Matt Dery (@dery1051) July 1, 2014
Meeks parlayed a good season in LA to a huge deal. You wonder if the leverage was with the Pistons' lack of shooting…
— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) July 1, 2014
Luke warm on Meeks signing. Can shoot. But small, limited in what he can do. Whatever. Could be worse. Gives some spacing.
— Mike Valenti (@MikeValenti971) July 1, 2014
No surprise again as Pistons reach terms with Meeks. Was near top of perimeter targets. Adds much-needed shooting.
— David Mayo (@David_Mayo) July 1, 2014
Jodie Meeks is getting $19M because the Pistons have no shooters. Cartier Martin is getting a smaller amount because they have no wings.
— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) July 1, 2014