Metta World Peace has made the Los Angeles Lakers' final roster. Jabari Brown was cut by the Lakers Monday as the team moved down to a league mandated maximum of 15 players on their roster going in to the regular season, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Brown showed promise as a scorer last season, first with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and then in 19 games for the Lakers as the team called him up to their roster amid their injury plagued season. Brown averaged 11.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes a game while shooting 41.2 percent from the field and a very nice 37.1 percent from three-point range.
Brown struggled in Las Vegas Summer League and then in 6 preseason games for the Lakers, in which he was second on the team in turnover ratio, giving the ball away on 17.5 percent of his possessions. Brown also shot 37.5 percent from the field and 22.2 percent on three-pointers. In the end, the 22-year old was not able to show enough to convince the team to part ways with Metta World Peace, who was limited in the preseason but will stay on the roster mostly as a veteran mentor for the team's younger players like Julius Randle.
The Lakers open their season against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 pm PT.
Here's the full roster, via Baxter Holmes of ESPN:
Here's the Lakers' 2015-16 roster: https://t.co/nf7JWrpL6I pic.twitter.com/DtCj9WHFJc— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) October 26, 2015