Friday, July 12, 2013
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — It’s Peace out for the Los Angeles Lakers.
They waived Metta World Peace under the NBA’s amnesty provision, which will save the team about $15 million in luxury tax. He was set to earn $7.7 million next season, which the Lakers still must pay.
He averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 75 games last season, having joined the Lakers in 2009. The 33-year-old tore knee cartilage in March and clearly wasn’t the same player afterward.
The former Ron Artest legally changed his name during his tenure with the team.