Lakers Rumors: Buzz on Jabari Brown and Metta World Peace’s Role with LA

October 27th, 2015 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Lakers waived second-year shooting guard Jabari Brown on Monday to make room for Metta World Peace. An NBA league source told Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports that retaining World Peace on the roster also includes a “long-term plan to transition into an assistant coach for the franchise.”

World Peace—formerly known as Ron Artest—is a 15-year NBA veteran, including his stint with the Lakers from 2009 to 2013. He has averaged 13.8 points per game in his career but only 4.8 with the New York Knicks in 2013-14, his last season in the NBA. He spent parts of 2014 and 2015 playing professionally in China and Italy.

He even tried his hand at coaching, joining the staff at California’s Palisades Charter High School in 2014 in a mentoring role.

World Peace talked about his transition back to the NBA with Shahan Ahmed of

"It just happens with time," he said. "You get older and guys are coming into the league younger as you get older, and that's what you're supposed to do. You help the young guys so that they can have successful care ...

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