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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 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

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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

Metta World Peace will start on Monday vs. the Suns in place of Kobe Bryant.

World Peace has made two starts this season with averages of 11.5 points, 1.0 board, 1.0 assist, 1.5 blocks, 1.0 steal and 2.5 3-pointers, but he will lose almost all of his value when Bryant returns. World Peace is a decent punt play in daily leagues though.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 07:35:00 PM

Metta World Peace missed all nine shots from the field with no points, three rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes off the bench on Friday.

The Panda's Friend isn't a fantasy owner's friend. He can be dropped in almost all leagues.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 03:37:00 AM

With Kobe Bryant (back) out Wednesday, Metta World Peace took his place in the starting lineup and had nine points on 4-of-7 FGs, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

MWP has been very efficient in limited action this season, averaging 2.3 triples on 77.8 percent shooting from deep, to go along with 2.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.3 blocks in just 18.3 minutes per game. As impressive as those numbers are, the 35-year-old doesn't have a big enough role to be worth owning in typical formats.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Metta World Peace will again draw the start at small forward for Wednesday's game against the Magic with Kobe Bryant (back) sidelined.

MWP was effective in his last start, compiling 14 points, four 3-pointers, one assist and one steal through 22 minutes of action, so he's someone to consider as a punt play in DFS. Nick Young will also see some more minutes sans Kobe.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Brandon Bass
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre