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Mike Bresnahan on Metta World Peace's suspension

April 26, 2012|By Austin Knoblauch


How will the Lakers adapt to life without Metta World Peace?

Check out the video above to hear Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan's take on the fallout from World Peace's seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City's James Harden, and what it means for the Lakers as they prepare for the playoffs.

A lack of depth at small forward remains one of the Lakers biggest concerns heading into the postseason, with injuries and inexperience figuring to keep the Lakers limited at the position until World Peace returns.

Fortunately for Lakers Coach Mike Brown, the Lakers' potential first-round opponent -- either Dallas or Denver -- doesn't have a standout small forward, so World Peace's suspension might not cause a lot of matchup headaches in the opening series.

But if the Lakers reach the second round, there could be a lot of matchup problems if World Peace is still out.

For more on World Peace's suspension, check out Bresnahan's latest story on the Lakers.

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