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Jodie Meeks | Guard/Forward | #20

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (11) / MLW
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Jodie Meeks (thumb) missed eight of his nine field goal attempts in Monday's game against the 76ers, finishing with nine points and four rebounds in 20 minutes.
Meeks managed to get to the free throw stripe nine times, converting seven, to somewhat salvage the stat line in his return. Fantasy owners in deeper leagues might want to hold off using Meeks until he can knock off the rust after a two-month layoff. Mar 20 - 11:12 PM

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Jodie Meeks (thumb) will be available to play Monday vs. the 76ers.

Meeks hasn't taken the court since January 18, and while he'll be available to play tonight, there are no guarantees he'll actually get out there. Meeks may cut into Mario Hezonja's minutes once he's fully up to speed, but he doesn't offer enough upside to warrant a pickup anywhere.
Mar 20 - 5:24 PM

Jodie Meeks (thumb) has been cleared to play and is expected to be available Monday against the Sixers.

He has been going through some on-court work and some videos of him have shown him working up a good sweat. It'll be interesting to see if the Magic go with Meeks or they continue to take a look at Mario Hezonja off the bench. Regardless, Mario and Meeks are not worth owning in most leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 18 - 6:16 PM

Jodie Meeks (thumb) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Suns.

Meeks, who hasn't played since January 18th, is inching his way closer to a return. He should be left on waivers everywhere, but Meeks could eat into Mario Hezonja's minutes when he does eventually suit up for Orlando.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 17 - 9:30 AM

Jodie Meeks (thumb) is inactive for Saturday against the Cavs.

He's getting closer and is starting to go through some strenuous workouts. There's still no reason to add Meeks almost anywhere, but this could affect Mario Hezonja.
Mar 11 - 6:31 PM

Jodie Meeks (thumb) was getting some shots up before Friday's game in Charlotte.

Based on the video, he was working up a good sweat. Meeks had surgery on Jan. 24 and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. That means is getting close to the tail end of that target window and he could be back very soon. He's not going to play on Friday, but next week seems like a real possibility. We'll see how this affects Mario Hezonja.
Mar 10 - 4:25 PM

Jodie Meeks (thumb) did some light shooting on Friday and could return to practice by the end of next week.

Meeks had surgery back on Jan. 24 and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. He will have increased competition for playing time when he does return as a result of Orlando's acquisition of Terrence Ross prior to the trade deadline. Meeks can be left on waivers in all leagues.
Mar 10 - 1:10 PM

Jodie Meeks underwent surgery to correct his dislocated right thumb on Tuesday, and he will be out indefinitely.

Meeks just hasn't been able to stay healthy over the past couple years, and it's looking like this will be another lost season for the 29-year-old veteran. With Evan Fournier (heel) and D.J. Augustin also out of commission, Elfrid Payton will be forced into heavy minutes and Mario Hezonja will have the opportunity to get into the rotation. Meeks belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Jan 24 - 6:53 PM

Jodie Meeks (right thumb) will not need surgery and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

He suffered two sprained ligaments from the thumb dislocation on Wednesday night. The team added the return date will depend on the response to the treatment. Meeks has filled in for the injured Evan Fournier (heel, foot), so the Magic may have to turn to Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson. Hezonja is only worth a look in deep leagues for now. Meeks' fantasy owners should probably cut him.
Jan 19 - 6:33 PM

Jodie Meeks suffered a dislocated right thumb on Wednesday and will not return.

The good news is X-rays were negative, so he didn't break anything. That said, he will need an MRI on Thursday to check for ligament damage. Meeks finished with five points, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 16 minutes. Maybe, just maybe coach Frank Vogel will play Mario Hezonja, who is only worth a speculative add in very deep leagues for now. C.J. Watson should also get more minutes.
Jan 18 - 9:48 PM

Jodie Meeks scored 11 points with four rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointers and three turnovers in 34 minutes on Monday vs. Denver.

Meeks once again start in place of the injured Evan Fournier (foot). Meeks' ceiling isn't very high, but he is consistent when starting. He has now scored in double-figures in four straight games. With Fournier potentially out the rest of the week, Meeks should continue to start for the foreseeable future, which makes Meeks a decent short-term add in deep leagues.
Jan 16 - 9:03 PM

Jodie Meeks scored 12 points with six assists, three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes on Saturday against the Jazz.

He got the start in place of the injured Evan Fournier (foot) and scored in double-figures for the third consecutive game -- he was also used at small forward in this one. Fournier could miss at least the next two games, which would move Meeks into the starting lineup and give him a boost. He can be added in 14-team leagues as long as Fournier is sidelined.
Jan 14 - 11:51 PM

Jodie Meeks will start for Evan Fournier (foot) against the Jazz on Saturday.

He's basically been the understudy with Fournier has been out. In those six starts, he averaged 12.5 points, 2.7 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 treys. He is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues until Fournier gets the all clear.
Jan 14 - 7:39 PM

Jodie Meeks led Orlando's second unit on Wednesday with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, adding five rebounds, two assists and a season-high five steals in 28 minutes.

Two of Meeks' makes came from downtown and he didn't commit any turnovers, solidifying a very nice game for the few owners who started him tonight. He was coming off two invisible performances, and is marginalized most nights when Evan Fournier is healthy, so most owners should leave him drifting on the wire.
Jan 12 - 2:23 AM

Jodie Meeks moved back to the bench on Friday with no points in 14 minutes.

He will lose almost all of his value with Evan Fournier healthy now. Meeks can be dropped almost everywhere, but he did prove he can have value while Fournier is out.
Jan 6 - 10:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2D.J. Augustin
3C.J. Watson
SG1Evan Fournier
2Jodie Meeks
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Terrence Ross
2Jeff Green
3Mario Hezonja
4Damjan Rudez
5Anthony Brown
PF1Aaron Gordon
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Stephen Zimmerman