Metta World Peace was having one of his best seasons as a Laker -- until he tore the meniscus in his left knee.
Although he was expected to be out for at least six weeks, the veteran forward was back in the lineup 12 days after surgery. The effort was commendable but World Peace was significantly limited on his return. By the post-season, he was a non-factor, sitting the final game as the San Antonio Spurs swept the Lakers.
On the year, World Peace averaged 12.4 points a game on 40.3% shooting from the field and 34.2% from three-point range. In the post-season, he limped through with just six points a game on 25% and 14.3% shooting, respectively.
World Peace had stretches of inconsistency throughout the year but he made a significant jump from last season's 7.7 points on 39.4% and 29.6% shooting.