Metta World Peace closing in on one-year deal with Lakers

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Having endured a tough summer when it came to big name free agent recruits, the Los Angeles Lakers appear increasingly content to delve into the past to bolster their roster as we approach the Fall.


Indeed, the Lakers are edging closer to agreeing a deal for a player few believed would ever play in the NBA again, never mind return to the team he called home for four seasons.

According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the LA franchise are on the verge of re-signing Metta World Peace to a deal for the upcoming 2015-16 NBA season.


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World Peace was part of the last Lakers roster to make the post season back in 2013 but, aged 35 and having played the last two years in China and Italy, his return to the NBA would certainly rank highly on shock factor.

A 2010 Champion with the Lakers, Metta World Peace has been keeping in shape at the Los Angeles team's practice facility over the offseason. And, after Kobe Bryant was rumored to be keen on inking his old teammate to a deal last month, it looks like the franchise are ready to take the gamble.


A defensive force, the small forward would certainly add some power and experience to a young Lakers roster looking to bounce back from an awful 2014-15 season.

Having said that, Metta World Peace (despite what his name suggests) isn't exactly known for keeping things tranquil. His history of invading the bleachers looking for fights may be behind him but he remains something of a volatile character.

They do say though that beggars can't be choosers, and, facing a tough Western Conference, the Lakers may need all the help they can get.

Lakers fans: Would this be a good signing, or is it too risky? Have your say in the comments below...

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