Lakers News: Metta World Peace Continues to Improve his Game

After an epic off-season filled with blockbuster moves and free agent signings, the Los Angeles Lakers are the talk of the NBA once again with a potential dynasty being built in the City of Angels.

With the Lakers acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash this summer, one player in particular took a backseat to all the hype and anticipation surrounding the team’s newest superstars. Metta World Peace was once the talk of the town in terms of being arguably the most entertaining player on and off the floor, but with Nash and Howard coming to town the man formerly known as Ron Artest has some competition.

Heading into the off-season, World Peace’s job security was in serious question with the Lakers supposedly trying to save money and looking for any way to do it. Apparently, using the amnesty clause on World Peace was a viable option for the Lakers and something that was getting consideration.

Fortunately, the Lakers decided not to amnesty World Peace and as a result will keep him in Los Angeles for at least one more season. Now that World Peace will be on the roster with a potential perennial NBA title contender the former Defensive Player of the Year is apparently making the best of his time by improving all facets of his game according to Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times via Twitter:

With so many different weapons added to the team for the upcoming 2012-13 NBA season, World Peace will have his fair share of open looks from the perimeter. Even though World Peace hasn’t been the best shooter during his time with the Lakers, the fiery forward will have his opportunity to shine next season and prove his worth to the team with opposing defenses focusing on Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Nash and Howard.

______________________________________________________________________________________

In case you missed it – Dwight Howard’s introductory press conference with the Lakers!
______________________________________________________________________________________

[lakersnation_player file=”http://youtu.be/qADzQSNSEvQ” autostart=”false”]
You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…