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#1 manaro90

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:13 AM

-"After the Lakers fell to the Golden State Warriors in an embarrassing fashion on Monday night, there was a lot of chatter after the game about the team’s future and moving forward. With L.A. back on the verge of missing the playoffs after three straight losses, it seems that now Metta World Peace might be looking to opt out of his contract next season.

According to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com, World Peace might be looking to terminate his contract by not picking up his $7.7 million player option.

In a move that would be so Metta World Peace, Metta World Peace is not ruling out the possibility of terminating his contract after the season against all logic, telling NBA.com he would consider the move in the summer if it meant he could remain with the Lakers longer.

The possibility of the Lakers bringing World Peace back for another long-term deal following the season is about as likely as the team relocating back to Minneapolis. In fact, it’s looking more likely that World Peace will be a victim of the amnesty clause than anything else.

Still, that doesn’t seem to be dampening Metta’s spirits.

“It’s too early to say. I don’t know what the Lakers are thinking. I don’t know what anybody’s thinking. I don’t even know what other teams think. I don’t know what’s going on because I haven’t told my agent, ‘Hey, go out there and ask around’ and things like that. I don’t know what anybody’s thinking at this point in time. I just try to keep my game. I’m playing at a good level.”


 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Fat chance. He was saying the same thing with the Kings and ended up opting in


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:20 AM

I've been saying this all year...this NEEDS to happen...like, after re-signing Dwight and trading Pau this is right there on the list



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:22 AM

PLEASE



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:32 AM

It's over $7 million.  He's not going to opt out unless he receives an extension that gives him another 3-4 years worth the MLE or more (each season), which won't happen.



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 10:39 AM

I doubt it happens because of the money. 

 

But, it would give him control of where he goes as opposed to Lakers using their amnesty on him.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Lakers are not giving him an extension so he wont opt out of nothing. Amnesty coming


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Sad to say, but I doubt it. 

The Lakers need a better wing. 


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:28 PM

He is way over-paid.  He would be crazy to opt out. 



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:29 PM

He is way over-paid.  He would be crazy to opt out. 

you do know who this thread is about, right? 

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:32 PM

please. lol majesty gonna flip.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:54 PM

He is the only guy crazy enough to turn down 7 million to take league minimum coming off the bench somewhere else.  One time!



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:58 PM

It'd be a damn near miracle..

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 01:00 PM

If Metta opted out and signed for less that would be "metta" its pretty obvious he wants to stay a Laker.

Would help us out a great deal. We'll see.

Goes both ways really. He could opt out and resign for less as well as more.


If he opts out and resigns for less money it would be very strange and unlike an. Player making that much...then again this is Metta we're talking about. I mean this is the guy that was willing to save the Lakers money and be traded so he could retire after we got swept by Dallas because he didn't know what he physically had left.

So this doesn't surprise me in the least tbh whether he opted out and wanted more money or less money I wouldn't be surprised.

But if Kobe told him "opt out and resign for the vets min" he probably would lol.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 01:55 PM

If Metta opted out and signed for less that would be "metta" its pretty obvious he wants to stay a Laker.

Would help us out a great deal. We'll see.

Goes both ways really. He could opt out and resign for less as well as more.


If he opts out and resigns for less money it would be very strange and unlike an. Player making that much...then again this is Metta we're talking about. I mean this is the guy that was willing to save the Lakers money and be traded so he could retire after we got swept by Dallas because he didn't know what he physically had left.

So this doesn't surprise me in the least tbh whether he opted out and wanted more money or less money I wouldn't be surprised.

But if Kobe told him "opt out and resign for the vets min" he probably would lol.

or opt out and not come back. Thats the best scenario 



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 02:10 PM

He wants money long term which of course then he would want to opt out but I highly doubt were gonna sign him to a long term contract for anything more than league min. Even at league min I'm pretty sure Mitch and friends aren't planning on keeping him. He is a likely amnesty player. 

 

Now remember its not like amnestying will wipe away his contract. We still need to pay him but it will be off the books and not count to the over salary. This offseason will be really interesting on how we will manage the money. I understand the lakers have a allot of money but they CANNOT do another 100 mill payroll year even for a championship. They will lose a ton of money due to the luxury tax. 



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 02:15 PM

I would not mind him leaving next year.


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Posted March 26, 2013 - 02:17 PM

Get rid of him NOW. 



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:23 PM

If Metta opted out and signed for less that would be "metta" its pretty obvious he wants to stay a Laker.


Would help us out a great deal. We'll see.


Goes both ways really. He could opt out and resign for less as well as more.



If he opts out and resigns for less money it would be very strange and unlike an. Player making that much...then again this is Metta we're talking about. I mean this is the guy that was willing to save the Lakers money and be traded so he could retire after we got swept by Dallas because he didn't know what he physically had left.


So this doesn't surprise me in the least tbh whether he opted out and wanted more money or less money I wouldn't be surprised.


But if Kobe told him "opt out and resign for the vets min" he probably would lol.


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If Ron wants to opt out and play for the vet minimum, I'll take that off the bench next year. We can't have him starting. We need someone athletic that makes KD, Lebron work on defense. Ron is left wide open for a reason.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 03:28 PM

I think Metta coming off the bench 4 or Hill starting over him could work when Clark is the 3.

This is why I want to go for Martell Webster next year.

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