Metta World Peace is going to be back on the Lakers and he couldn’t have come at a better time. With the Lakers developing young talent, it would be great to see Ron Artest hit the spot light again. World Peace has spent over a year out of the league playing overseas and he wants to make a return. What better team to make a return than the one he won a championship with. USA Today reported the news a while back about a possibility of him coming:
USA Today reported that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is contemplating whether to bring him back.
But World Peace told the Daily News that he and Kupchak haven’t talked about his return yet.
“Me and Mitch have a cool relationship but we have not talked about me coming back to the Lakers,” World Peace told the News. “I call Mitch about other things. We just have a good relationship. Whether I come to the Lakers or not, me and Mitch would still be cool.”
The basketball gods have answered his call and the veteran forward will join the Lakers for the 2015-2016 season on a 1 year deal. Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news today:
Yahoo Sources: Lakers, Metta World Peace reach agreement on a deal. http://t.co/D7u9XQvFTX
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) September 24, 2015
Metta spent a fruitless season with the New York Knicks, shortly before he decided to take his talents overseas. It is going to be interesting to see World Peace out on the court again. The Lakers’ young core needs major development and Metta might be just the guy they need to help players, like Julius Randle, develop. With the presence of Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace, Lakers fans will have higher hopes that the young core will develop into solid role players or maybe even stars.