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NBA Free Agency: Wizards agree to 2 year, $7 million deal with Jodie Meeks

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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.

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.