Metta World Peace expressed his intention to play two more years in the NBA, potential Paul George trade at the NBA Draft and Lonzo Ball's dream of playing with the Lakeshow.
World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, cleared that he wants to continue his basketball career and extend it to 20 years, despite getting the bad news from Magic Johnson that he won't be resigned next season.
In an interview with Serena Winters of Lakers Nation, the former Defensive Player of the Year stressed that he's still lot of things to offer on the table, whether the job requires him to mentor young kids or play significant minutes off the bench.
"I've got two more years and I'm going to be 20 years, a professional basketball player," World Peace said. "This year I was more mentoring [for the Lakers], but obviously, if I would have played I would really have had Staples Center rocking more! I still feel like I can bring something to the table, whether it's mentoring or whether it's playing, I'm open to either."
Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders writes his column that the future of Paul George in Indiana will heavily depend on the results of the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery.
"The results of next month's draft lottery could impact a potential Paul George trade, tweets Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders. The Celtics, who enter the lottery with the best odds, and the Lakers, who are third, are the two teams most often mentioned as trading partners for George," said Pincus, who believes the Celtics' have the edge over the Lakers for George.
UCLA point guard and top NBA prospect Lonzo Ball told Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports that he would love to play for the Lakers and is prepared to accept the challenge of turning around a franchise.
"I'll play for anyone, all 30 teams," Ball told The Vertical. "I want the challenge of helping turn around any team in the league. Just making it to the NBA, that's my goal."