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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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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

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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

Metta World Peace started in place of Kobe Bryant on Tuesday and hit 5-of-7 shots and 4-of-4 3-pointers for 14 points, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

Kobe was just resting and MWP is old, so we're not reading too much into this. Maybe he makes an occasional productive appearance, but it's really hard to imagine him being worth owning this season. But his 3-point stroke sure looked good tonight.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 10:43:00 PM

Metta World Peace will start in place of Kobe Bryant for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

Bryant is resting on the first night of a back-to-back set, so he should be back in the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Magic. World Peace's minutes still shouldn't be too high tonight, so you would have to be pretty desperate to use him. Expect Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams to benefit the most.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Metta World Peace has reportedly made the Lakers for the 2015-16 season.

With the team choosing to waive Jabari Brown, MWP has secured a roster spot. Although he won't hold fantasy value, World Peace's spot with the club was secure long before Monday.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Metta World Peace said he's not concerned on if he'll make the Lakers final roster.

While MWP may not hook on with the Lakers, he's not concerned with what he can't control. "I like working hard. That’s what I like to do," he said told reports on Wednesday. "You like to wear nice dresses. I don’t know what designer that is, but it’s nice. [Pause.] That’s a nice shirt, Armani Exchange. [Pause.] Yours, not so nice." While MWP may stick with the Lakers, he's not worth a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Metta World Peace played 21 minutes and had seven points, four rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz.

MWP is back, but that doesn't mean you want to own him in fantasy. Let someone else deal with the headaches that are surely coming.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 03:47:00 AM

Metta World Peace (calf) did not play in Sunday's preseason game against Utah.

Coach Byron Scott said MWP was likely to play on Tuesday if he sat on Sunday, so World Peace could be coming to your neighborhood within the next 24-48 hours.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 02:16:00 PM

Metta World Peace (calf) may miss Sunday's game vs. the Jazz.

He's nursing a calf injury, but head coach Byron Scott said that if he misses Sunday's game he will more than likely play on Tuesday, so it doesn't sound too serious. MWP isn't likely to play significant minutes for the Lakers this season, so there's no reason to consider him in most leagues on draft day.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 07:55:00 PM

Metta World Peace has missed the Lakers' last two practices due to a calf injury.

Considering World Peace's contract isn't guaranteed, this could be bad news for him. Head coach Byron Scott said that he hopes to have him back after "another day or so of rest," so it doesn't sound serious. Even if World Peace makes the final roster, his role will be pretty limited and there is no reason to touch him in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
PF1Larry Nance
2Julius Randle
3Brandon Bass
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre