Jodie Meeks scored 20 points (6-15 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go with three rebounds and three assists over 27 minutes in a 112-110 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Meeks was the unlikely hero in Wednesday's overtime win against the LeBron James-less Cavaliers. After being sidelined for much of the season with a fractured right foot, Meeks shot 40 percent from the field and scored four overtime points in his first game since October. Meeks seems unlikely to crack Stan Van Gundy's rotation in Detroit's playoff match-up with Cleveland, but will look to rebuild his value in the final year of his contract next season.
Coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged Monday that Jodie Meeks (foot) isn't expected to play again this season, MLive.com's Aaron McCann reports.
Meeks is fully recovered at this point from the fractured right foot he suffered back on Oct. 28, but Van Gundy isn't confident the shooting guard will be able to work his way back into game shape by the end of the season. Further complicating matters is the fact that Meeks suffered an undisclosed shoulder injury in practice last week, which only figures to further delay him in building his conditioning. Look for Meeks to remain inactive for the Detroit Pistons ' 12 remaining regular-season contests, as Van Gundy figures to stick with Stanley Johnson, Darrun Hilliard, and Reggie Bullock as his reserve options at shooting guard.
Jodie Meeks (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.
Meeks was likely to be pushed to the inactive list anyway with Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) returning to active duty Wednesday, but the veteran shooting guard didn't help matters by hurting himself when he absorbed a screen in a recent practice. Coach Stan Van Gundy has suggested that Meeks will have difficulty jumping ahead of Reggie Bullock and Darrun Hilliard in the rotation this late in the season after missing over four months while recovering from a broken foot, so don't expect Meeks to see many minutes over the next few games.
Jodie Meeks (foot) is doubtful to play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Meeks has been active and fully cleared to play in the last two games, but coach Stan Van Gundy admitted that the shooting guard's long absence makes it unlikely that he'll regain enough conditioning to become a viable part of the rotation over the last month of the season. In light of Spencer Dinwiddie's return from an ankle injury for Wednesday's game, it looks like Meeks will be the lone Detroit Pistons player bumped to inactive status.
Jodie Meeks (foot) is active for Saturday's game against the 76ers, David Mayo of MLive Media Group reports.
Meeks will suit up for the first time since Oct. 28 when he fractured his foot, which required surgery. He has slowly been working his way back to full strength, as he has been participating in practice for the past couple of weeks. While he will be uniform, head coach Stan Van Gundy isn't optimistic that he'll actually make it on the court Saturday night. If he does play, his minutes will be heavily monitored.
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