Lakers News & Rumors Recap: Offseason Plans Becoming More Clear
Metta World Peace will be heading to the East Coast and joining the Knicks. After the Lakers let him go, MWP entered free agency and was picked up by New York today. World Peace is originally from Queensbridge, New York and will certainly be excited to returning home to finish his career. Metta World Peace has agreed to a two-year deal. Last year, he averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.63 steals per game.
In the annual list of most valuable professional sports franchises, the Los Angeles Lakers ranked 31st in the world in the 2013 edition. The Lakers are worth approximately $1 billion. Their revenue skyrocketed this past season in the first year of their new television deal with Time Warner Cable, which might be worth $5 billion over 25 years.
Dwight Howard spoke candidly to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith about his time with the Lakers and said some pretty strong things about the organization and Kobe Bryant. Check out the interview, which surely will answer questions fans might have.
Nash had some things to say about the former Laker. Nash is excited to work with Pau and the pick-and-roll, something he didn’t see working with Dwight. When asked about how the game with Pau Gasol was going to move this year, Nash said the following about not having Howard on the team:
“It gives us a little more fluidity. The ball can move more.”
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