World Peace Elects to Stay

Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs - Game OneWith one more year left on his deal with the Lakers, Metta World Peace decided not to opt out, and thus remains on the Los Angeles roster.

The deadline for players to opt out of contracts was midnight of June 25.

World Peace was the only member of last season’s roster with such an option on his deal, though there are several players set to become free agents on July 1, most notably Dwight Howard.

The NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 27, with the Lakers currently holding the No. 48 overall pick in the second round.