therealdeal wrote:XXIV wrote:I remember Meeks being a lot less effective when Kobe was around. I have a feeling we will get that Meeks again next year with Kobe back, only this time he'll be getting paid a lot more.
I think he was intimidated by Kobe and by the roster around him. But this season he had more opportunities and he's really made great strides offensively. Defensively he's at least playing the passing lanes well, so that's something.
I think he'd be fine now moving forward. He's going to be a good role player somewhere, I just don't think it's going to be here for us.
I agree with him being intimidated, but I just don't see that changing next season with Kobe returning. I'm trying to remember how Meeks was doing when Kobe returned earlier this season and I don't think he was doing well either during that short period. I'd rather let him go and use that money towards bringing Nick Young back.