Metta World Peace
Birth Date:November 13, 1979 (35 years old)
Place of Birth:Queensbridge, NY
From:St. John's
Experience:15 years
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago in 1999 (1/16).
Scouting Report
Assets: A tenacious and hard-working defender. The former Ron Artest is an above-average scorer who uses his size and a solid jumper to bring a nice inside-outside game: will both post up opponents and hit the mid-range jumper. Intense and very competitive.
Flaws: His off-court troubles and antics can make him a distraction. Temper boils over too easily, and he will still occasionally make bad decisions resulting in technical fouls. Injury-prone and not a very fluid athlete. Too often takes ill-advised 3-point attempts.
Career Potential: Aging defense-first star combo forward.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA Member of NBA Championship Team 2009-10
NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2003-04
NBA All-NBA Third Team 2003-04
NBA All-Rookie Second Team 1999-00
NBA All-Defensive First Team 2005-06, 2003-04
NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2008-09, 2002-03
NBA Played in the All-Star Game 2003-04