Metta World Peace SF  #51

Full Name: Ron Artest

Current Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Born: Nov 13, 1979 (36 years old)

Birthplace: Queens, New York (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-7 (201cm)     Weight: 260 (118kg)

Hand: Right






Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Los Angeles Lakers)

Free Agent: UFA-2016

Current Agent: Marc Cornstein, Ian Rubel

Draft Entry: 1999 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 1999 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 16, Chicago Bulls

Pre-Draft Team: St. John's (So)

High School: La Salle Academy [New York, New York]

Metta World Peace News

Metta World Peace Interested In Playing 2-4 More Seasons In NBA
Metta World Peace has played in China and Italy, but he would now like to remain in the NBA.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Metta World Peace Makes Lakers' Roster, Jabari Brown Waived
The Lakers will waive Jabari Brown with Metta World Peace taking the final spot on their 15-man roster.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Metta World Peace Agrees To One-Year Deal With Lakers
Metta World Peace played in China and Italy last season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Metta World Peace Working Out At Lakers' Practice Facility
The Lakers and Metta World Peace are moving towards agreement on a one-year deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Considering Signing Metta World Peace
The Lakers waived Metta World Peace using their amnesty provision in 2013.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Metta World Peace Signs In Italy
Metta World Peace has signed with Pallacanestro Cantu of Italy for the remainder of the season.


Daniel Orton Signs With Sichuan In China, Set To Replace Metta World Peace
Daniel Orton has signed with Sichuan of the Chinese Basketball Association, replacing Metta World Peace on the roster, sources told RealGM.

Shams Charania/RealGM

World Peace Changes Name To Panda Friend
Metta World Peace is chaning his name to "Panda Friend" in honor of his decision to sign in the Chinese Basketball Association.

China Daily

Metta World Peace To Sign One-Year, $1.43M Deal With Sichuan In China
Metta World Peace’s deal will be for one season, and he’ll search for a contract in the NBA once the Chinese season ends, sources said.

Shams Charania/RealGM

World Peace Close To Deal In China
Metta World Peace is nearing agreement to sign with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Metta World Peace Keeping Options Open For Next Season
Metta World Peace is keeping his options open regarding where he will sign for next season.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih Waived By Knicks
Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih have been waived by the Knicks.

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks In Buyout Talks With World Peace, Udrih
Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih were offseason additions for the Knicks.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Metta World Peace Denies He's Open To Trade From Knicks
Metta World Peace has received a limited role this season after signing a veteran-minimum contract with the Knicks in the offseason.

RealGM Staff Report

Metta World Peace Considering Knee Surgery
Mike Woodson believes Metta World Peace's knee injury has affected him "a little bit."

Marc Berman/New York Post

World Peace Has Knee Drained
Metta World Peace is expected to return to game action by the end of the week.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Metta World Peace Prepared For Possible Bench Role
Metta World Peace started 66 of 75 games played last season.

Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

Mike Woodson Will Use Camp To Decide Knicks' Starters
Mike Woodson only guaranteed that Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler will start for the Knicks.

Ian Cutler/Newsday

World Peace's Brother: Knicks Missed Defensive 'Goon' Last Season
Metta World Peace's brother, Daniel Artest, believes that the New York Knicks were missing a tough defensive element last season in the playoffs.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Metta World Peace Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Knicks
Metta World Peace has agreed to a two-year deal with the Knicks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

World Peace Clears Waivers, Hopes To Sign With Knicks
Metta World Peace is also considering the Los Angeles Clippers and the Shanghai Sharks of China.

Chris Broussard, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Source: Knicks Interested In Signing World Peace
Metta World Peace was waived via the amnesty clause by the Lakers.

Ian Begley/ESPNNewYork

Lakers Amnesty Metta World Peace
The Lakers have officially waived Metta World Peace using their amnesty provision.

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Interested In Metta World Peace
The Knicks could offer Metta World Peace the veteran's minimum.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Plan On Amnestying Metta World Peace
The Lakers would save approximately $30 million in luxury tax savings by waiving World Peace.

Kevin Ding/Orange County Register

Metta World Peace Won't Opt For Free Agency
The Lakers could user their amnesty on Metta World Peace.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Metta World Peace Expects To Miss Game 4
Metta World Peace went scoreless in 17 minutes in Friday's Game 3 blowout loss to the Spurs.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

World Peace Plans To Return Tuesday, 12 Days After Knee Surgery
Metta World Peace had knee surgery for a torn meniscus on March 28, with a six-week recovery period expected.

Royce Young/CBS Sports

World Peace Sheds Crutches, Optimistic About Rehab
Metta World Peace underwent surgery last week to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

World Peace Undergoes Successful Surgery On Knee
Metta World Peace is expected to be out a minimum of six weeks.

RealGM Staff Report

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