Lakers Rumors: Metta World Peace “Moving Closer” To Deal With L.A.

It seems that the Los Angeles Lakers may soon be bringing back a player from their past.

According Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports, Metta World Peace “has begun to work out daily” at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo and is “inching closer” to signing a one-year deal with the purple and gold.

“There’s an increasing expectation” that World Peace will sign a deal later this month, a league source told Wojnarowski.

League sources also told Wojnarowski that “Lakers officials are growing in the belief that World Peace has evolved into a mature veteran who can impact a young roster with his toughness and resolve.”

It has also previously been reported that Kobe Bryant is fully on board with the team bringing back the former Defensive Player of the Year.

World Peace last played for the Lakers in the 2012-13 season before being amnestied by the team the following summer.

The player formally known as Ron Artest helped the Lakers secure their 16th championship in 2010 during a hard fought seven game series against the Boston Celtics.

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