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Metta World Peace Signs One-Year Deal With Lakers

UPDATE: As expected, Metta World Peace is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers. World Peace will sign the deal today according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Metta World Peace is finalizing a deal which will have him return to the Los Angeles Lakers. The former All-Star is played for the Lakers from 2009-2013 and helped lead them to the NBA Championship back in 2010 with his heroics in Game 7 against the Celtics.

Peace is taking part in informal workouts at the Lakers training facility and is expected to take part in training camp. Via Yahoo Sports:

The Los Angeles Lakers are nearing a one-year contract for free-agent forward Metta World Peace, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

World Peace, 35, played for the Lakers from 2009 to ’13 and has reportedly participated in informal workouts with Lakers players at the team’s facility this week. He is expected to continue working out with the team through the start of training camp later this month, Wojnarowski reported.

Over his four seasons with the Lakers, World Peace appeared in 298 games (270 starts) and averaged 9.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. For his career, World Peace has averaged 13.9 points and 4.7 rebounds over 15 seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Lakers and New York Knicks.

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