The Toronto Raptors made a major announcement today, and fans are so here for it. The Raptors will be signing shooting guard Jodie Meeks for the rest of the season and Torontonians are overjoyed. The NBA team revealed the exciting news to the public today on Tuesday, March 26 in a news release.
Jodie Meeks will now officially be playing for the Raptors for the rest of this season and into the playoffs, and Torontonians have high hopes for him. The NBA veteran is expected to bring his strong shooting skills to the team.
The Toronto Raptors first signed Meeks for a 10-day contract last month in February. It looks like he was able to prove himself during his short time on the Raptors because the NBA franchise has decided to keep him on for the rest of the season.
Fans are stoked about the Raptor's decision and can't wait to see shooting guard Meeks bring his skills to the team. Check out what they had to say in response! So far, there is an overwhelmingly positive response to the decision.
We never losing again— Goomy (@Goomster123) March 26, 2019
Solid role player. Good move— Game Changer Sports Network (@TheOfficialGCSN) March 26, 2019
big deal 💪💪💪— Hussam Elalfy (@hoselalfy22) March 26, 2019
Now we have another 3-point shooter.— arjay (@cardoctor0314) March 26, 2019
So thrilled. I didn’t understand why we let his 10 day contract expire. I thought he was great for us 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— allyson (@alibubbs) March 26, 2019
Ahhh let’s get it 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— El Zee (@El_Zee99) March 26, 2019
Finals bound 👁️👁️— (-_-) (@khqled5) March 26, 2019
Jodie Meeks is a seasoned veteran who has 10 NBA seasons under his belt. He has played for six different teams. Meeks is known for being a strong shooter and has a career 37.2-per cent shooting average from beyond the arc, according to Raptors Rapture.
"A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Meeks owns 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," says the NBA in their news release about the signing.
Although Meeks is not expected to be the shining star on the Raptors, he's expected to be a solid player that will help the team during the playoffs, Raptors Rapture reports.