Adrian Wojnarowski: Metta World Peace will sign a one-year deal today to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
November 26, 2015 | 3:36 pm EST Update
The smile is of happiness, appreciation and contentment. It’s a place that took the New Orleans Pelicans forward time to rediscover following the suicide of his girlfriend in August of 2013 and a serious, season-ending neck injury midway through the 2013-14 season. “In life, you’re going to go through something difficult. Maybe it’s not suicide but life is hard sometimes,” Anderson said. “I have a perspective that’s so valuable now, and it makes things matter more. It measures the strength that you have.”
“This summer was the first time I was really able to train and really focus on my diet and my health and getting stronger and getting more explosive,” Anderson said. “I felt about 45 years old the past couple of seasons with just a lot weighing on me. This season, I’ve lost weight and I’m focused on living more of a healthy lifestyle as far as eating and mixing that with great training.” It has translated into a rekindled zeal for basketball. “Basketball can be so frustrating but there’s something that drives you to keep coming back,” Anderson said. “For me, it is that love and passion for the game. I appreciate it so much. That’s how I feel. I’m grateful and appreciative for what I ha
Nik Stauskas will not play Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics due to a contusion on the outside of his left knee. The 76ers shooting guard will also miss Friday game at Friday’s game at the Houston Rockets and Sunday’s game at the Memphis Grizzlies. Coach Brett Brown said Stauskas will likely be out for a week.
Jahlil Okafor, the Philadelphia 76ers rookie, was allegedly involved in a brawl outside a Boston bar early Thanksgiving morning. Okafor started and had 19 points and 9 rebounds in the Sixers 4-point loss to the Celtics on Wednesday. TMZ has the video of the incident and some details:
We’re told everyone got up and fled the scene and no arrests were made. We’re told the altercation began because one of the men in the other group yelled at Jahlil, “The 76ers suck.” We spoke with a rep for Jahlil who tells us … Okafor says he was being heckled from the moment he left the club and felt threatened because people swarmed him on the street.