Meeks Getting More Comfortable With Lakers
When the Los Angeles Lakers decided to make Mike D’Antoni their new head coach, one of the players who benefited most from the hire was shooting guard Jodie Meeks. The 25-year-old was barely playing under former Lakers head coach Mike Brown and he’s a perfect fit for D’Antoni’s system since players who can catch-and-shoot see the floor and get plenty of opportunities to knock down shots.
Meeks’ minutes have increased lately and he’s the first to admit that D’Antoni has made his life easier.
“I’m a lot more comfortable,” Meeks said. “I think Coach D’Antoni gives me a lot of confidence when I’m out there to just do what I do, shoot the ball with confidence when I’m open and play freely.
“It’s very nice. I just have to take smart shots, but at the same time be aggressive and I think I’m doing that. I just have to limit my mistakes when I’m out there and make shots.”