Here are five things to know about Jodie Meeks, the Wizards' new shooting guard they reached agreemtent with on a two-year free agent deal on Sunday...
1. Meeks is a legitimate three-point threat. Last season he shot 40.4 percent from long range and 47.4 percent on corner threes. The majority of Meeks' shot attempts last season were from three, 3.8 out of 7.1.
2. He can score in bunches. The last time he was a starter he averaged a solid 15.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting with the Lakers in 2013-14. Last season, in just 36 games, he reached double digits in half of them and hit at least two threes in 15 games. One of his best games came against the Wizards on Dec. 6 when he dropped 18 points and shot 4-of-5 from three.
3. Meeks missed 79 games in the 2015-16 season after having surgery to fix a non-displaced fracture in his right foot. He had a second surgery last July and didn't make his 2016-17 debut until December. Six weeks later, he dislocated his right thumb and missed two months following surgery. He has averaged 33 games played the past three seasons.
4. He has four years of playoff experience. He went there twice with the Sixers and once with the Lakers and Pistons, most recently in 2015-16. Two of those years, however, Meeks appeared in just one playoff game. He has a career averaged of 4.0 points per game in 12.5 minutes in the playoffs. That's nothing to write home about, but in Meeks and backup point guard Tim Frazier the Wizards have two reserve guards with playoff experience. With fellow backups Kelly Oubre, Jr., Jason Smith and Ian Mahinmi, the Wizards have a full second unit with postseason experience.
5. Meeks starred for three seasons at the University of Kentucky from 2006-09 before getting drafted in the second round by Milwaukee in 2009. He holds the Kentucky Wildcats single game scoring record with 54 points against Tennessee in 2009.