Lakers exercise option on Meeks

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Updated: 6/26/2013 5:28 pm

El Segundo, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team option on the contract of guard Jodie Meeks for the 2013-14 season.

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement on Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Meeks made 10 starts in 78 games with Los Angeles last season and produced averages of 7.9 points and 2.2 rebounds. He was also one of the team's top 3- point shooters, connecting on 122 shots from long distance last season.

"Jodie is not only a gifted three-point shooter who helps us space the floor on the offensive end, but he is also a very active and underrated player defensively who continues to work on and improve all aspects of his game," said Kupchak. "He was an important member of our team last year and we look forward to having him back for the 2013-14 season."

Meeks spent 2 1/2 years with Philadelphia prior to joining the Lakers last season. He was originally selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Sixers during his rookie season.

He holds career averages of 8.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 278 games.

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