Jodie Meeks will enter a contract year next season with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he is trying to keep the fact out of his mind.
"I try not to think about it," Meeks said of his impending free agency following the final year on his Lakers' deal set to pay him $1.55 million. "Usually when you don’t think about things, good stuff happens, and when you think about it, you put too much pressure on it. Human nature is obviously to think about it, and I’m sure everybody knows I’m in a contract year, but you try not to worry about that kind of stuff."
Meeks was cleared to resume full-contact drills a month ago and should be fully healthy in his contract year.
"I have a year under my belt with Coach D’Antoni’s system so that kind of puts me ahead of the curve to start the season, but at the end of the day, you have to be productive when you get out there," Meeks said. "My main focus is just doing that. Doing what I can when I’m out there, being productive and trying to win games. I think when that stuff happens I won’t have anything to worry about."