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Metta World Peace | Guard/Forward | #37

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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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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. Oct 8 - 7:09 PM

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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.
Sep 23 - 6:57 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.
Sep 21 - 2:15 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.
Aug 4 - 10:53 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.
Apr 14 - 1:36 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.
Apr 6 - 1:38 AM

Metta World Peace said that he wants to play in the NBA for 2-4 more years.

"I think I can still play in the league. I feel good. I feel like I was able to guard and able to post," World Peace said. "I feel like I answered a lot of questions." MWP is averaging just 4.5 points in 16.6 minutes through 31 games, so the 36-year-old veteran may struggle to find a new deal this summer.
Apr 3 - 10:01 AM

Metta World Peace was tossed from Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies for arguing with an official.

He lives for these moments. MWP finished with two points, one board and one steal in 13 minutes and is not on the fantasy radar.
Mar 23 - 12:38 AM

Metta World Peace started on Tuesday vs. the Kings, finishing with two points, two boards and one assist in 19 minutes.

He was just 1-of-6 from the field and had a couple of turnovers. He averaged 11.7 points, 2.3 triples, 2.0 boards, 0.7 steals and 1.0 blocks in three previous starts this season, so this was still a letdown. Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is day-to-day, so leave MWP on the wire.
Mar 16 - 1:04 AM

Metta World Peace will start on Tuesday vs. the Kings.

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is sitting this one out and is day-to-day moving forward. MWP averaged 11.7 points, 2.3 triples, 2.0 boards, 0.7 steals and 1.0 blocks in three previous starts this season, so he's nothing more than a punt play in DFS.
Mar 15 - 8:51 PM

Metta World Peace is expected to start in place of Kobe Bryant (shoulder) for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

Bryant hasn't officially been ruled out yet, but MWP said he was told he'd start for Kobe tonight, so it sounds like The Black Mamba is set to spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines. World Peace has averaged 11.7 points, 2.3 triples, 2.0 boards, 0.7 steals and 1.0 block in his previous three starts, so he's someone to consider in DFS with a favorable matchup against Sacramento.
Mar 15 - 2:21 PM

Metta World Peace recently stated that he'd like to play "a couple more years" in the NBA.

Of course, that desire is contingent on him getting another contract after (surprisingly) sticking with the Lakers all season this year. "This year I didn't play much so I kind of saved myself," he said. "I'm going to come back next year strong." Whatever you say, MWP. Whatever you say.
Mar 14 - 9:08 AM

The Lakers are likely to guarantee Metta World Peace's contract for the season, a source told the Los Angeles Times.

The Lakers aren't going to waive a guy they brought in and have kept around to be a mentor. He's not much on the court anymore, but World Peace is an asset in the locker room.
Jan 6 - 10:03 AM

Metta World Peace is unconcerned about his contract status with the Lakers.

"I haven't even thought about it. It's not a concern," he said. Los Angeles could waive Metta before his deal becomes guaranteed for the season, but it's beyond unlikely the team is going to do that. He's played a mentor role all season, especially to Julius Randle, and that's the reason the team kept him around in the first place. Unfortunately for MWP, charisma and personality don't translate to fantasy value.
Jan 4 - 9:55 AM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott said Metta World Peace is playing an important role for Los Angeles.

While World Peace was a late addition to the Lakers roster, he's played an important role for the team. "I was real leery if he was going to be able to get through training camp," Scott said. "Now he’s playing a major role for us." Though Scott values World Peace's contributions, he's still only averaging 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 1.3 three-pointers over his last five games and isn't worth a spot on standard league fantasy rosters.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 10:43:00 AM

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SG1Lou Williams
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SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
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4Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
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C1Timofey Mozgov
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