|Oct. 14 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST23:18 UAE21:1815:18 ET2:18 PM CT18:18 - Meeks is expected to miss about eight weeks because of a stress reaction of his lower back.
Analysis: Meeks signed a $19.5 million, three-year deal with the Pistons this offseason. He was diagnosed with back spasms last week and had additional testing done because of continuing discomfort. Meeks started 70 games last season, averaged a career-high 15.7 points and shot 40 percent from 3-point range.
|July 14 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST23:12 UAE21:1215:12 ET2:12 PM CT18:12 - The Detroit Pistons formally introduced Meeks on Monday after signing the free agent to a $19.5 million, three-year deal.
Analysis: The Pistons hope Meeks will help bolster their perimeter shooting after he averaged a career-high 15.7 points last season for the Los Angeles Lakers, taking advantage of the opportunity that came about because of Kobe Bryant's injury problems. Meeks has averaged 9.7 points over his five-year career.
|July 1 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST5:08 UAE (+1)03:0821:08 ET8:08 PM CT0:08 - A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a $19.5 million, two-year deal with Meeks.
Analysis: The person spoke Tuesday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because free agents can't sign contracts until the league's moratorium ends July 10.