Report: Lakers considering bringing back the artist formerly known as Ron Artest

Via Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo Sports:

The Los Angeles Lakers are discussing the possibility of signing free agent forward Metta World Peace to a one-year contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. 
World Peace has been in the Lakers' practice facility this offseason playing against the team's players, including 2014 first-round pick Julius Randle, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Here's my favorite part:

There are varying degrees of interest within the Lakers organization about bringing him back to the franchise at 35 years old, although the idea has been met with enthusiasm from Lakers star Kobe Bryant...

Good luck with that one, Kobe.  World Peace/Artest last played in the NBA on February 21, 2014, when he logged seven minutes for the Knicks in a 129-121 loss to the Magic.  New York waived him shortly thereafter.

Imagine a 2015-16 Lakers lineup of Bryant, Artest, Randle, Roy Hibbert and rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell?  And don't forget Nick Young too.  Comic gold.  I feel bad for Brandon Bass already...

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