Lakers News: Metta World Peace Excited About Return To Team
Lakers News: Metta World Peace Excited About Return To Team
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers begin Training Camp in Santa Barbara on Tuesday, and it was reported Wednesday that the team has re-signed veteran forward Metta World Peace to help complete the Training Camp roster.

Though none of the terms of the deal have been released, it would make sense if it were a training camp deal like the one World Peace signed last year as the Lakers are already at the maximum of 14 guaranteed contracts while Yi Jianlian has a very large partial guarantee basically making him a lock as well.

The case was the same for World Peace last season as he faced long odds, but ultimately won the last roster spot on the team out of camp, beating out some younger players.

According to Mike Breshnahan of Spectrum SportsNet, World Peace is excited to return to the team for Training Camp:

Last year, World Peace appeared in 35 games for the Lakers, starting in five, and averaging 5.0 points and 2.5 rebounds. More than his play on the court, the 36-year-old served as a mentor and almost as a player-coach to the young nucleus of players on the team.

Whether that will be enough to make the roster again this season remains to be seen. The Lakers have also signed Zach Auguste, Travis Wear, Julian Jacobs and Thomas Robinson to training camp deals so World Peace will have to beat out those guys as well.

Additionally, the ongoing question remains whether or not Nick Young will remain with the Lakers. Young’s contract is fully guaranteed, but rumors have been constant all summer that the team is looking to get rid of him. If that roster spot ultimately opens up, World Peace’s odds of making the team clearly improves.

You May Also Like

Lakers Injury Update: Brandon Ingram Placed In NBA Concussion Protocol

After being re-evaluated on Saturday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Brandon Ingram was diagnosed with concussion-like…

Lakers News: Kevin Durant Includes LeBron James & Anthony Davis In NBA 2K22 Starting Lineup

It had seemed to be a foregone conclusion that a clash of the titans would take place between the Los Angeles Lakers…

Lakers News: Brian Shaw Considering ‘Offer’ To Join Luke Walton’s Coaching Staff

The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors are currently three wins away from reaching the NBA Finals for a second straight season. Although Luke Walton has signed on to become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the current Warriors assistant coach may still have a few more weeks before he re-join the team that drafted him back in 2003…

Nick Young On Ejection: ‘There’s A Lot Of Frustration’

The Los Angeles Lakers never led in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit…