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Lakers pick up contract options on G Meeks, C Sacre

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The Canadian Press
6/26/2013 5:57:36 PM
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on guard Jodie Meeks and extended a qualifying offer to centre Robert Sacre.

The Lakers made the moves Wednesday.

Meeks will make $1.55 million next season. He averaged 7.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 78 games primarily as Kobe Bryant's backup last season, occasionally excelling as a 3-point shooter.

Sacre is a restricted free agent after the Lakers made their qualifying offer. The 7-foot Canadian from Gonzaga was the final pick in last summer's draft, and he averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 32 games for Los Angeles last season.

Jodie Meeks (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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