Metta World Peace Fine with Playing Power Forward off Bench

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Metta World Peace Fine with Playing Power Forward off Bench
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Without much attention and fanfare, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni stripped away the starting position of his most eccentric player. The Lakers’ 101-100 victory Tuesday over the Charlotte Bobcats featured Metta World Peace coming off the bench After providing the team’s most consistent energy outside of Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace came off the bench in the Lakers’ 101-100 victory Tuesday over the Charlotte Bobcats. After giving the Lakers a dependable option at small forward, World Peace will now play at power forward. And unlike past seasons where he considered a demotion a slight, World Peace made little of D’Antont’s lineup change.

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