The Vertical’s Shams Charania reports that the Wizards will sign veteran shooting guard Jodie Meeks to a two year, $7 million dollar deal. A two year deal has Meeks coming off the books at the same time as John Wall, Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat, and Jason Smith.
Free agent Jodie Meeks has agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2017
Meeks is 6’4 and is a career 38% shooter from deep. He will be 30 years old at the start of the 2017-18 season. Meeks has only played 39 games in the past two years due to injury. Most recently, Meeks underwent thumb surgery last January. The year before that he suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. If he can stay healthy, Meeks is a great addition to back up Bradley Beal.
According to the Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps, the Wizards plan to use their Bi-Annual Exception to sign Meeks. This would hard cap the team at $124.266 million. It is worth noting, however, that the Wizards could choose to use the taxpayer midlevel exception to sign Meeks.
Can confirm the Wizards are signing guard Jodie Meeks for two-years, $7 million. They're using their bi-annual exception to do so.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 2, 2017