I loved Jodie Meeks, I really did; he was a good player and teammate but the only reason people worry about Meeks leaving is because he was a dynamic scorer that shot and made most of their three's. He was also a experienced scorer and a terrific clutch free throw shooter.
One of the things that helps Kentucky out is that now there is one less star in the picture and i've been hearing about how it would be hard for Kentucky to be good because of all the freshman ego's against the superstars.
Other than being a terrific scorer while never running out of energy, Meeks was a regular player that was only a decent defender with average dribbling skills, especially with the opposite hand and average decision making skills. Meeks is sort of like Brett Favre, Meeks declared for the draft, but people still talk about him. It is like he can come back but, can't since June 15th passed. It honestly gets on my nerves always hearing about about him.
Now, Calipari has a team that will hopefully mesh by the beginning of the season. Besides, we won't miss him as much because Patterson is staying and thats a great low presence plus with Cousins and Orton coming in they will have a solid frontcourt. Cousins can lead the fast break and is a tremendous blocker and high flyer for his size, while Orton is a natural center. In the backourt, they will have John Wall at point and Eric Bledose can play the two point and share time with wall and Liggins will be coming off the bench.