Jodie Meeks became one of Dwight Howard's closest friends this season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Meeks was asked on Monday if he thinks Howard will re-sign with the Lakers.

"I know he loves this city," said Meeks. "I know he loves the team. We got pretty close this year as friends -- from the same hometown [Atlanta]. I can't really say exactly what he's going to do but I know he likes the city."

Meeks has one season remaining on his contract with the Lakers, assuming they pick up their team option.