Metta World Peace has earned a roster spot with the Los Angeles Lakers, and will reportedly be transitioned into an assistant coach in the future.
Ahead of the NBA’s Monday deadline to submit opening-night rosters, the Los Angeles Lakers announced they have waived guard Jabari Brown to trim their roster down to 15, meaning forward Metta World Peace has earned a spot.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania, the team plans for World Peace to eventually transition into an assistant coach.
Brown, 22, played in 19 games last season, with five starts, averaging just under 12 points and 2 rebounds per contest. He averaged 14 minutes of playing time in six preseason games, scoring an average of 6 points.
World Peace spent four season with the Lakers from 2009–2013, helping the team win a title in 2010.
Los Angeles opens its season on Wednesday at home against the Timberwolves at 10:30 p.m. ET.
- Kenny Ducey