Metta World Peace SF  #51

Full Name: Ron Artest

Born: Nov 13, 1979 (38 years old)

Birthplace: Queens, New York (United States)

Nationality: United States

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

Hand: Right


Twitter: @MettaWorldPeace




Current Team: South Bay Lakers

Job Title: Player Development Coach

Current NBA Status: Unrestricted Free Agent

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 Not In Lakers' Plans For 17-18
Metta World Peace is 37 and is unlikely to sign with another team this offseason.

Shahan Ahmed/NBC Los Angeles

Metta World Peace Can't Forgive Himself For End Of Pacers' Tenure
Metta World Peace made what will likely be his final trip to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Pacers on Tuesday.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Lakers Keep Metta World Peace, Thomas Robinson
Metta World Peace was on the roster bubble as the Lakers had reportedly approached him about staying with the team as an assistant coach.

RealGM Staff Report

Lakers Would Like To Keep Metta World Peace As Assistant Coach
Metta World Peace's mentorship to the Lakers' young players last season was a big reason why he received a camp invite this year.

Marc Stein, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Metta World Peace Agrees To Deal With Lakers
Metta World Peace signed with the Lakers during the 2015 offseason after playing in China and Italy.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Metta World Peace Serving As Life Coach, Still Wants To Play
Metta World Peace is serving as a life coach for several NBA players but he also wants to continue his playing career.

Ian Begley/ESPN

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

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