He shared his thoughts on his overall play: How hard is it to be the catalyst on offense, guard one of the other team's best players, run the court all-out and also provide leadership? Meek: "It's not too hard. I think responsibility is a thing that I do not run away from. When coach asks something of me, I just try to do it and move on and help the team as much as possible. For this team to be really good, Patrick and I have to be good leaders to help the young guys out."
Are you a better leader, defender or scorer?
Meeks: "I think I am pretty much all three. Last year I would have been more of a scorer. This year I am more of all three because that is what the team needs."
Which of those three things is the hardest for you?
Meeks: "I don't know. All three are hard in their own way. Scoring is hard at times because everybody out there is trying to stop me. Defense is hard because I am guarding the best player at times. Being a leader is not always fun, but I have to do it. All three are hard, but I like doing it."
Sometimes you have to force shots because of your role in the offense, but does that make it hard to talk to younger players about good shot selection?
Meeks: "I don't think so. The younger players understand their role and that they are to complement the veterans, play smart and take open shots to help the team. They know they need to play defense and rebound first. They are doing a better job of that."