Metta World Peace Signs with Lakers

by Aayush Beri | Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2015

After a year of basketball in China and Italy, mercurial forward Metta World Peace looks poised to make his NBA return after signing a non-guaranteed, one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 35 year old forward last played for the New York Knicks in the 2013-14 season, posting 4.8 points per game and 2.0 rebounds per game in limited minutes. Prior to that, he spend four seasons with the Lakers, including a championship season in 2010.

Best known for his defensive ability, World Peace holds career averages of 13.8 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game and 1.8 steals per game in 15 seasons with stints for the Knicks, Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, and Houston Rockets,

Although he will most likely not reach these numbers this season, the expectation is that World Peace will make the roster and will take a significant vocal role for a team going through some turmoil. Alongside Kobe Bryant, he will give the squad’s younger players a veteran presence and a level toughness that will serve them well in the nascent stages of their careers.

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