Metta World Peace #51 - F

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1979/11/13
  • POB: Queensbridge, NY
  • Height: 6-7 Weight: 260lbs
  • NBA Seasons: 15
  • Drafted by Chicago in 1999 (1/16).
Year to date29113.439.7%31.5%62.5%

Career Stats

2013-14New YorkNBA29113.439.7%31.5%62.5%
2012-13LA LakersNBA756633.740.3%34.2%73.4%
2011-12LA LakersNBA644526.939.4%29.6%61.7%
2010-11LA LakersNBA828229.439.7%35.6%67.6%
2009-10LA LakersNBA777733.841.4%35.5%68.8%
2005-06Total Ind/SacNBA565639.440.4%30.8%67.5%
2001-02Total Chi/IndNBA555029.942.3%31.2%66.7%
1998-99St. John'sNCAA373734.246.9%37.4%64.4%
1997-98St. John'sNCAA321227.241.5%32.7%52.6%

Career Playoff Stats

2012-13LA LakersNBA3328.025%14.3%100%
2011-12LA LakersNBA6639.336.7%38.9%75%
2010-11LA LakersNBA9931.944.3%32.1%76.2%
2009-10LA LakersNBA232336.539.8%29.1%57.9%

Scouting Report

AssetsA tenacious and hard-working defender. The former Ron Artest is an above-average scorer who uses his size and a solid jumper to bring a nice inside-outside game: will both post up opponents and hit the mid-range jumper. Intense and very competitive.
FlawsHis off-court troubles and antics can make him a distraction. Temper boils over too easily, and he will still occasionally make bad decisions resulting in technical fouls. Injury-prone and not a very fluid athlete. Too often takes ill-advised 3-point attempts.
Career potentialAging defense-first star combo forward.

Honours and Awards

2009-10NBA - Member of NBA Championship Team
2008-09NBA - All-Defensive Second Team
2005-06NBA - All-Defensive First Team
2003-04NBA - Defensive Player of the Year
2003-04NBA - All-NBA Third Team
2003-04NBA - All-Defensive First Team
2003-04NBA - Played in the All-Star Game
2002-03NBA - All-Defensive Second Team
1999-00NBA - All-Rookie Second Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/31Signed with Sichuan Blue Whales (China).
2014/02/24Waived by the New York Knicks.
2014/01/28Missed 1 game (stomach virus).
2014/01/26Stomach virus, day-to-day.
2014/01/24Missed 13 games (left knee injury).
2013/12/28Left knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2013/12/27Missed 3 games (knee injury).
2013/12/21Knee injury, day-to-day.
2013/11/20Missed 2 games (sore left knee).
2013/11/16Sore left knee, day-to-day.
2013/07/16Signed as a free agent by the New York Knicks to a two-year contract.
2013/07/11Waived by the Los Angeles Lakers.
2013/04/28Missed the last playoff game (left knee injury).
2013/04/09Missed 6 games (left knee injury).
2013/03/27Left knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2013/02/07Missed 1 game (suspended by nba).
2013/02/05Suspended by the NBA for 1 game.
2012/05/12Missed 1 regular season and 6 playoff games (suspended by NBA).
2012/04/24Suspended by the NBA for 7 games.
2011/05/08Missed 1 game (suspension).
2011/05/05Suspended by the NBA for one game.
2010/01/05Missed 5 games (concussion).
2009/12/26Concussion, day-to-day.
2009/07/08Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Los Angeles Lakers to a five-year contract.
2009/01/25Missed 7 games (right ankle injury).
2009/01/09Right ankle injury, day-to-day.
2009/01/07Missed 2 games (sore right ankle).
2009/01/03Sore right ankle, day-to-day.
2008/12/27Missed 1 game (ankle injury).
2008/12/26Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2008/12/16Missed 2 games (ankle injury).
2008/12/11Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2008/12/09Missed 1 game (sprained right ankle).
2008/12/08Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.
2008/08/14Acquired from the Sacramento Kings.
2008/04/16Missed the last 2 games of the regular season (thumb injury).
2008/04/14Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/12Missed 2 games (thumb injury).
2008/04/08Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/06Missed 1 game (thumb injury).
2008/04/05Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2008/03/24Missed 1 game (sore right elbow).
2008/03/22Sore right elbow, day-to-day.
2008/03/09Missed 2 games (sore right foot).
2008/03/05Sore right foot, day-to-day.
2008/01/16Missed 9 games (elbow injury).
2007/12/28Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2007/11/23Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2007/11/21Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2007/11/14Missed 7 games (suspension).
2007/07/14Suspended by the NBA for the first seven games of the 2007-08 season.
2007/04/13Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2007/04/11Hamstring, day-to-day.
2007/03/25Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2007/03/22Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2007/03/11Missed 2 games (personal reasons).
2007/03/06Personal reasons, sidelined indefinitely.
2007/02/26Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2007/02/25Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2006/12/27Missed 2 games (knee injury).
2006/12/21Knee injury, day-to-day.
2006/12/07Missed 3 games (sore back).
2006/12/02Sore back, day-to-day.
2006/11/25Missed 1 game (strained lower back).
2006/11/24Strained lower back, inactive list.
2006/04/24Suspended by the NBA for one game for his actions on Apr 22 in Game 1 of Round One against the San Antonio Spurs.
2006/01/27Missed 26 games (wrist injury).
2006/01/25Acquired from the Indiana Pacers.
2005/12/15Fined $10,000 for making public statements detrimental to the NBA.
2005/12/08Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2005/11/27Missed 1 game (wrist injury).
2005/11/25Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2004/11/21Suspended by the NBA for the rest of the season for his actions on Nov 19 against the Detroit Pistons.
2004/04/23Missed Game Two of Round One against the Boston Celtics (suspension).
2004/04/19Suspended by the NBA for one game for his actions on Apr 17 against the Boston Celtics.
2004/03/20Missed 1 game (suspension).
2004/03/19Suspended by the NBA without pay for hitting Portland's Derrick Anderson in the head with his forearm.
2004/03/02Missed 5 games (left hand injury).
2004/02/20Left hand injury, injured list.
2004/02/19Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2003/12/07Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2003/12/05Back spasms, day-to-day.
2003/12/03Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2003/12/01Back spasms, day-to-day.
2003/04/03Fined $20,000 by the NBA.
2003/03/26Missed 1 game (suspension).
2003/03/11Missed 1 game (suspension).
2003/03/09Suspended for one game by the NBA for exceeding the maximum number of flagrant foul penalty points.
2003/02/26Suspended by the Indiana Pacers for disciplinary reasons.
2003/02/11Missed 4 games (suspension).
2003/01/29Suspended for four games by the NBA for his actions on Jan 27 against Miami.
2003/01/04Fined $35,000 and suspended for three games for his actions on Jan 3 against New York.
2002/12/23Missed 1 game (stomach virus).
2002/12/21Stomach virus, day-to-day.
2002/10/31Signed by the Indiana Pacers to a contract extensions.
2002/10/20Finger injury, day-to-day.
2002/04/10Missed 1 game (sore left heel).
2002/04/08Sore left heel, day-to-day.
2002/02/22Missed 2 games (left pinkie tendinitis).
2002/02/19Acquired from the Chicago Bulls.
2002/02/16Left pinkie tendinitis, day-to-day.
2001/12/20Missed 23 games (finger surgery).
2001/10/10Finger surgery, late December.


2013/07/16Signed as a free agent by the New York Knicks.
2009/07/08Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Los Angeles Lakers.
2008/08/14Sacramento Kings traded Ron Artest, Sean Singletary and Patrick Ewing Jr. to the Houston Rockets for Bobby Jackson, Donte Greene and a future 1st round selection.
2006/01/25Indiana Pacers traded Ron Artest to the Sacramento Kings for Peja Stojakovic.
2002/02/19Indiana Pacers traded Jalen Rose, Travis Best, Norm Richardson and a conditional second-round pick to the Chicago Bulls for Ron Mercer, Kevin Ollie, Ron Artest and Brad Miller.
1999/06/30Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (16th overall) in 1999.


GP - games played
GS - games started
MIN - minutes played
FG% - field goal percentage
3P% - three point percentage
FT% - free throw percentage
OREB - offensive rebounds
REB - rebounds
AST - assists
STL - steals
BLK - blocks
TO - turnovers
Foul - fouls
PTS - points

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