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Metta World Peace | Guard/Forward | #37

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 11/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 250
College: St. John's
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 1 (16) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Magic Johnson told Metta World Peace that he probably won't re-sign him this summer.
This could be the end of the road for the 37-year-old veteran. MWP got some burn down the stretch with the Lakers trying to tank some games, but he was more of a locker room guy all season and finished with 25 total appearances. He's unsure if he will keep playing, but if he does, don't expect to see him in a Lakers uniform again. Thu, Apr 13, 2017 01:13:00 PM

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Metta World Peace started in a 108-96 win on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans and scored a season-high 18 points with four rebounds, one assist, four steals and four triples in 24 minutes.

In what was surely his last game at Staples Center, MWP was urged by the crowd to shoot every time he touched the ball. It wasn't a 60-point outing like Kobe Bryant's final game in LA, but tales will still be told of this memorable day as the Lakers picked up their fifth straight win. Who needs a tank when you can have World Peace instead?
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 12:46:00 AM

Metta World Peace is starting at shooting guard for the Lakers on Tuesday.

Welcome to the silly season. With D'Angelo Russell out due to a death in the family, MWP's getting the call tonight, which is borderline hilarious. The rest of the Lakers starters make sense, with Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Larry Nance all getting the call. MWP's coming off a season-high eight points on Sunday, and he'll be looking to shatter that tonight against the Pelicans.
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 10:40:00 PM

Metta World Peace scored a season-high eight points in 11 minutes on Sunday, going 3-of-8 from the field with two 3-pointers.

MWP added one rebound, one assist and one steal, and he was routinely cheered on by the L.A. crowd in what might be his final home game. The player formerly known as Ron Artest will enter unrestricted free agency this offseason, and it's doubtful that he'll find another team.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 12:19:00 AM

Metta World Peace vanished into the Lakers' bench on Wednesday with two points in seven minutes.

MWP was a fill-in starter vs. Utah on Monday but he's in the twilight of his career and has no fantasy appeal.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 12:25:00 AM

Metta World Peace will move back to the bench on Wednesday.

He may not be in the rotation tonight after only getting 12 minutes in his start on Monday. World Peace has almost no fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:00:00 PM

Metta World Peace started at SG against the Jazz on Monday, but only played 12 minutes and scored four points with one assist and one rebound.

He started with Jose Calderon (hamstring) out. MWP is basically just a placeholder in the first unit and he's not going to play more than a handful of minutes.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Metta World Peace will start in the backcourt alongside Brandon Ingram on Monday vs. the Jazz.

Jose Calderon (hamstring) is out 2-4 weeks, while D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. MWP is basically in the starting five in order to keep Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams with the second unit. Brandon Ingram will draw the start at point guard.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Metta World Peace has made the Lakers opening night roster.

The Lakers announced that they were waiving Anthony Brown, which means that World Peace has secured a spot on LA's final 15-man roster. He will be buried on the depth chart in LA, and has very little chance of having any fantasy impact this season.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Metta World Peace is hoping to play for three more seasons.

Some of us hope to be taller, some of us hop to be richer, while others hope to freeze the precious gift of time. In MWP's case, if he wants to play three more years, he will have to finish his career outside of the NBA.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 07:09:00 PM

Lakers sign G/F Metta World Peace.

He's the 20th player on the training camp roster, so he's not a lock to make the final 15.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Metta World Peace has reportedly reached an agreement on a deal to re-sign with the Lakers.

MWP will continue to help tutor guys like Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram, but his value will be non-existent in fantasy hoops while the team is at full strength.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Metta World Peace is confident that he can still play at an NBA level.

While MWP has an eye towards coaching, he thinks he can contribute to an NBA roster. "I’m waiting for teams," World Peace said. "I can still play. I can play, it’s not even a question man." While World Peace could still hook on with an NBA team, he's firmly off the fantasy radar.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Metta World Peace said he's not ready to retire just yet.

World Peace said he'd like to play 2-4 more years in the NBA, but added that would depend on the market. MWP's timetable would take him close or up to his 40th birthday, so his goal is quite a lofty one after he appeared in just 31 games in 2015-16. While MWP might not be done with the NBA, he's no longer on the fantasy radar.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Metta World Peace scored a season-high 17 points with five boards, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers.

Where did that come from? Keep in mind that this game was a blowout, but maybe MWP wants to prove that he can still play in the NBA for a couple more years. To be clear, don't pick him up in any format. He was a DNP-CD in the Lakers' previous two games.
Wed, Apr 6, 2016 01:38:00 AM

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