World Peace was not in coach Mike Woodson's regular rotation this season, averaging just 13.4 minutes per game in 29 appearances, but the former All-Star says it was the team's refusal to let him lead that made him ask for a buyout.
“I was fine with being on the bench, but at times I wanted to help lead. But at times I tried to lead, it was met with resistance. I backed off a little and tried to blend in with the team. I tried to find where I could complement the players but I couldn’t find any room to complement.’’
JENKINS: Phil Jackson's move to NYC threatens to derail Lakers' future Berman reports that World Peace received around $250,000 when he was let out of his contract, which had a $1.6 million player option for next season.