Lakers final grades: small forward Metta World Peace

Today’s report card …

Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace, but didn’t start playing like his former self until shedding weight and solving a back ailment late in the season. He became a useful player again. However, he didn’t do himself any favors by getting suspended for seven games for crashing an elbow into James Harden’s head. He averaged a career-low 7.7 points overall, but increased it to 14.1 in 13 games in April, the season’s final month.

Grade: C

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