Apr 2, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks (20) scores a layup against Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Jodie Meeks would like to remain with Los Angeles Lakers

Several Los Angeles Lakers’ players have had to play through one-year contract.

After losing center Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets in free agency and with the unsure status of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers prepared to weather the storm this year and gear up for the future.

It has been tough, but the Lakers’ players, especially veteran guard Jodie Meeks, have tried to stay positive.

“I think I’ve been pretty positive given our circumstances,” Meeks told Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles. “I could have easily not been positive, but I just tried to play hard every night no matter what the circumstances are and show some leadership, some veteran leadership.”

Meeks would personally like to stay in Los Angeles, but wants to be properly compensated.

“Definitely, I want to stay, but it’s a business,” Meeks said. “So, both sides of the party, it will be interesting to see what happens. … I’ll just kind of play the waiting game.”

Meeks is averaging 15.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season.

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  • Paul J. Lorona

    He’s played well this year and would like to see him back.