Metta World Peace isn’t likely to return to the Lakers next season.
“Magic [Johnson] said he’s probably not going to bring me back,” World Peace said Thursday at the team’s training facility in El Segundo after a brief meeting with members of the Lakers’ front office. “We talked ’bout the season and talked about everything. It wasn’t too complicated.”
World Peace, in his 17th NBA season, played in 25 games and averaged 2.3 points.
His most meaningful contribution was serving as a mentor to younger teammates.
“They really appreciated a lot of the things that I brought to the table this year with the rookies,” World Peace said. “And just working hard every...