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Los Angeles Lakers eyeing Jodie Meeks

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The Los Angeles Lakers have had a very busy summer thus far and the front offices are still in the works of making new moves. The Lakers have already acquired Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison, and it seems they aren’t done making moves.

The Lakers are looking to add guard Jodie Meeks and the two sides have been in talks as of late, according to sources.

Meeks’ potential role for the Lakers would be nearly identical to the one he had with the Philadelphia Sixers over the last three seasons; Meeks would be the teams long-range shooter to add balance in range-less lineups. In particular, Meeks would space the floor and make it easier for big men Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.

Meeks would make the Lakers a much better three point shooting team as he is an average 37 percent three-point shooter and two seasons ago, Meeks shot 40 percent. Lakers didn’t have any high three-point shooters as Kobe Bryant 4.9 attempts at 30.3 percent), Steve Blake (three attempts at 33.5 percent), Metta World Peace (three attempts at 29.6 percent) and Matt Barnes (2.2 attempts at 33.2 percent).

Lakers bench would get a boost and Meeks would definitely bring new life to a group that last year averaged a dreadful 20.5 points per game, the worst total in the NBA (via hoopsstats.com).