khmrP wrote: revgen wrote:
Helljumper wrote:We need a shooter more than we need an athletic defender. I'd rather have Meeks. But if it's possible to get both of them, we'd have a pretty legit bench.
Meeks can do both, but he has made awkward statements that sound like he isn't happy with the idea of being just a role player.
I dont see any stats or proof to suggest Meeks is a good defender, just another undersized 2 and considering his shooting % overall, I find it questionnable that he has the "shooter" tag associated with him as well.
According to 82games, he holds opposing SG's to 8.5 PER.
Nobody on his team except Iguadola holds his opponents to such a low PER.
The previous season (2010-2011), he held opposing SG's to 11.5 PER.
The only season in which he allowed opposing SG's to have more than 15 PER was his rookie season (2009-2010).
He's a pretty damn good defender, and has improved his defense every season he's been in the league.