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Metta World Peace will be joining head coach Luke Walton as the only two players who were apart of the 2010 NBA Championship team.
The former All-Star has re-signed with the Lakers and is expected to play a big role in the locker room for a young squad that will probably have pressure on them to succeed, sooner rather than later. The crazy thing about this whole situation is that Metta is actually four months older than his coach. Via Yahoo Sports:
Metta World Peace has reached agreement on a deal to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical.
World Peace, 36, has been working out daily with the Lakers, and the two sides finalized a contract for training camp on Wednesday.
World Peace, a 16-year NBA veteran, made the Lakers’ roster out of camp last season on a non-guaranteed deal and had an impact on the young roster with his mentorship and practice habits. World Peace averaged five points and 2.5 rebounds in 35 games in 2015-16.
He is expected to compete in camp along with undrafted signings Julian Jacobs and Zach Auguste and forward Travis Wear.