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WALKER: What a strange year for Meeks

Athleticism is a big part of Jodie's game

Jodie Meeks began this season by making a huge statement with his play when he scored more than 30 points in a preseason exhibition game. That game showed how well Meeks fits into the Billy Gillispie system. Then the injury bug hit him, first a stress fracture, and then a hip flexor strain that has been hard to heal. KSR's Kenny Walker discusses the frustrations Meeks must feel as a player.

This has been such a strange season for Jodie Meeks. It's hard to know exactly how he must be feeling, but you know he's frustrated. When you are available for one game and then out for three or four games, it is very tough to get rhythm and confidence from teammates or yourself. Jodie is such a good kid. You can see that he is trying real hard. He and Jasper both have had difficult years. I... Recommended Stories