Former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA Playoffs: 4/29 Edition

Apr 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks (20) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Spurs 91-88. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

There was only one former Kentucky Wildcat suiting up for an NBA team in the Playoffs last night, Jodie Meeks of the Los Angeles Lakers.  Unfortunately for Jodie and the Lakers, Meeks was sidelined with a sprained ankle for what ended up being the final game of the Lakers season.  Let’s take a look at how Meeks did individually this season, as well as final team results.

San Antonio Spurs 103 – Los Angeles Lakers 82

  • Jodie Meeks, Guard, Los Angeles

The Lakers ended their season on a sour note, getting swept by the San Antonio Spurs in convincing fashion.  The Lakers were crippled with injuries, as Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks, Steve Nash and Metta World Peace all remained sidelined during most of the series.  Last night was the final game of their season, losing 103 to 82 to the Spurs.  Former Cat Jodie Meeks had a just a so-so season, but that is to be expecting when you are the second string to a Hall of Famer in Kobe Bryant.  Meeks averaged 7.9 points per game, in 21.3 minutes per game, starting in 10 out of the 78 games he played in.  Meeks also averaged 2.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.7 steals per game.  He shot 38.7% from the field with a 35.7% clip from 3-point range, and 89.6% from the free throw stripe.  Meeks has two years remaining on his contract with the Lakers, as they most likely go through another roster overhaul, as the Kobe Bryant-Pau Gasol-Dwight Howard-Steve Nash combination didn’t work out well for them this season.

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