NBA Barometer: World Peace Reigns
NBA Barometer: World Peace Reigns

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I was extremely skeptical of Metta World Peace's resurgence through the first couple weeks of the season. Sure, there were reports of World Peace losing weight and improving his conditioning during the offseason, but "best shape of career" stories are a dime a dozen in training camp.

Of course, he got off to a nice start through the first handful of games, but I still scoffed at the idea of World Peace reverting back to the player we haven't seen since before he joined the Lakers and still went by his birth name of Ron Artest.

All that changed last week when I read the following quote Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni made about his enigmatic small forward:

"He should be wide open every time," D'Antoni said. "I told him he needs to make 4-to-10 [three-pointers] every game, and he can do that. That's 40 percent and that's pretty goo

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Shannon McKeown
Shannon McKeown is the VP of Advertising Sales and Basketball Editor for Rotowire.com. He's a two-time FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year. He also covers the Pistons and Tigers for the site.
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