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Metta World Peace | Guard/Forward

Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 250
College: St. John's
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The Lakers have reportedly had "a couple conversations" with Metta World Peace this offseason.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that the Lakers were "seriously considering" signing World Peace for the 2015-16 season, although at this point, nothing is imminent. World Peace would add some depth to the small forward position in Los Angeles, but if he is able to snag a deal with his former club, it's unlikely he'd get enough minutes to matter in standard leagues. For what it's worth, MWP said he would "absolutely" be interested in a return to Los Angeles. Aug 25 - 4:30 PM

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The Lakers are "seriously considering" signing free agent Metta World Peace, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

MWP didn't play in the NBA last season and was in China. He didn't have success with the Knicks in 2013-14, averaging 4.8 points, 2.0 boards and 0.6 assists in 13.4 minutes per game. No deal is imminent.
Aug 24 - 7:56 PM

Metta World Peace has signed with Pallacanestro Cantu of Italy.

In a move that would seemingly put an end to his Panda Friend nickname, World Peace will join Palla Cantu of the Italian League. While the 35-year-old will finish this season in Italy, World Peace's NBA days are seemingly over, so he can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 24 - 9:14 AM

The Sichuan Blue Whales are denying earlier reports that Metta World Peace is leaving the team.

While MWP was rumored to be leaving the team, the Blue Whales are saying he will stay in Chengdu to nurse his injury and may play again for the team this season. World Peace could attempt to return to the NBA if he leaves the Blue Whales, but we'll have to wait for the dust to clear on this one.
Source: CRI English
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:19:00 AM

Metta World Peace is leaving his Chinese basketball team.

MWP averaged 19.6 points on a lousy 42 percent shooting in China. Given the gaudy stat lines in the CBA, it's not an impressive performance for the artist formerly known as Ron Artest. It's not clear what his next career move will be or if he'll bring his Panda shoes with him.
Source: RealGM
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Metta World Peace said he confronted J.R. Smith in the locker room last season.

I’m very direct. I think I was too direct in the locker room, too direct to J.R. Smith. It wasn’t from a bad place. I’m older, been on great teams in Sacramento and L.A." MWP was talking about accountability with Smith, a common theme that has followed J.R. throughout his career.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Metta World Peace made his Chinese Basketball Association pre-season debut, hitting four three-pointers in his first six minutes for the Sichuan Blue Whales.

The former Knick made a splash with his panda themed sneakers. World Peace posted his fashion statement on Twitter, along with the #nbareturnapproaching. While no teams have reportedly shown interest in the small forward just yet, there is a chance that he could catch on with an NBA squad mid-season.
Source: Sportando
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:53:00 AM

Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting Metta World Peace to his new Filipino professional basketball team.

He's expected to change his name to The Panda's Friend and tweeted out a bunch of T-shirts with his new name on Wednesday night. World Peace has agreed to a deal with Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, so he won't be joining up with PacMan this season.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Metta World Peace intends to change his name to "The Panda's Friend" in honor of his move to China.

World Peace plans to name himself after China's giant panda and recently posted on his Chinese Twitter-like Sina Weibor feed, "New Chinese name coming soon. You guys are going to love it!" The soon-to-be Panda Friend became the Chinese Basketball Association's highest-paid import player when he signed a one-year, $1.43 million with the Sichuan Blue Whales, but doesn't hold any fantasy value outside of leagues that award points-per name-change bonuses.
Source: China Daily
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Metta World Peace has agreed to a deal with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.

In an interview with reporters, the Blue Whales general manager said that World Peace has agreed to a deal for the 2104-15 season. This move likely signals the last the NBA will see of the artist formerly known as Ron Artest as he will turn 35 this fall. World Peace only played 29 games with the Knicks last season as he fought through a myriad of injuries and will now see his fantasy value limited to leagues that count CBA stats.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 09:33:00 AM

Free agent Metta World Peace is reportedly close to signing with the Sichuan Blue Whales in the Chinese Basketball Association.

MWP struggled to earn minutes under Knicks coach Mike Woodson last season, and he wasn't picked up after being waived by New York in February. He'd undoubtedly be a popular figure in China if he does sign with the Blue Whales, but we've learned not to assume anything until Metta signs on the dotted line -- before signing with the Knicks last summer, he said that he might retire, play in China, or coach in the Arena Football League.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 09:48:00 AM

The Knicks are interested in signing Metta World Peace.

MWP has been doing radio shows and posting entertaining tweets in the past year, so it's not clear how well he'd perform. He said he still has some left in the tank and he's not going to retire. We'll see how this plays out, but he won't be worth drafting in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Metta World Peace took to his Twitter profile on Friday to announce that he is not considering retirement.

"No way in the world I am retiring. I'm too good," said World Peace. "Last year I had a consistent pre-season. I can't control what a coach does! I played very well in the Garden last year. I played well for the Lakers prior. Metta World will be back hard body next year." World Peace is currently set to be the assistant coach of a girls high school basketball team, but it seems apparent that he'd be more than willing to take an offer from an NBA team if the situation presents itself.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Metta World Peace will be a girls high school basketball assistant coach next season.

He was bought out of his contract by the Knicks in February and has been a free agent ever since. There have been some rumors about World Peace possibly rejoining the Knicks now that his former coach Phil Jackson is the primary decision maker in New York. This is a very interesting choice for the man formerly known as Ron Artest, but he still intends to fulfill any NBA duties he may have.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Metta World Peace has been bought out by the Knicks.

He'll hit waivers and is expected to become a free agent unless a team claims him. World Peace has interest from the Spurs and Clippers for now, but there will likely be other names popping up. He can be left on the wire in all leagues.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 05:09:00 PM

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