The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to add one more veteran piece in the current NBA offseason with plans to sign a former player in Metta World Peace, according to a report.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports updated the possible Lakers signing of the player formerly known as Ron Artest.
Varying degrees of interest within Lakers organization on bringing back World Peace, but he's under consideration. Story soon on Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 24, 2015
Yahoo Sources: Lakers considering possibility of signing free agent Metta World Peace. http://t.co/edRL1EUSVh
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 25, 2015
World Peace has played for the Chicago Bulls (1999 to 2002), Indiana Pacers (2002 to 2006), Sacramento Kings (2006 to 2008), Houston Rockets (2008 to 2009) and Los Angeles Lakers (2009 to 2013) during his NBA career. He was one of the major characters in the Indiana Pacers-Detroit Pistons brawl in 2004 when he was suspended for almost a season.
World Peace remains one of the most colorful characters in the league owing to his volatile personality on the court but is also known for his defensive tenacity and energy. Outside the NBA, he has suited up for the Sichuan Blue Whales in the Chinese league and the Pallacanestro Cantu in an Italian league.
World Peace is a one-time NBA All-Star (2004) as part of the Pacers and a one-time NBA champion (2010) as a member of the Lakers. He is also a member of the NBA All-Defensive First Team twice, in 2004 and 2006 and was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. For his entire NBA career, World Peace has averages of 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.