Jabari Brown Rumors

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Metta World Peace will stay with the Lakers, a second chance to revitalize his NBA career, pair up again with Kobe Bryant and spark nostalgia for his role in the franchise’s championship run in 2010. But the move came at the expense of 22-year-old Jabari Brown, a second-year guard facing his second consecutive roster cut with the Lakers despite showing intrigue with his athleticism and scoring. “It was a very, very, very, extremely difficult decision,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said after practice on Monday. “It was about trying to balance the youth and experience on this team. Obviously Metta has that experience.”
“It’s harder than what people think,” World Peace said. “It wasn’t easy being a vet and trying to get back into the league.” But World Peace maintained the stoic reaction he has shown during training camp, something that starkly contrasts to his energetic personality. “My goals didn’t change from the first day I signed my non guaranteed contract,” said World Peace, whose $1.5 million deal will not become guaranteed unless he stays on the roster past Jan. 10, 2016. “I wanted to come here and try to win a championship. My goals didn’t change. So there’s nothing to feel.”