Sources: Lakers considering signing Metta World Peace

The Los Angeles Lakers are discussing the possibility of signing free agent forward Metta World Peace to a one-year contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Metta World Peace played for the Lakers from 2009-13. (AP)
Metta World Peace played for the Lakers from 2009-13. (AP)

No deal has been agreed upon, but there have been talks between the Lakers and World Peace's representatives, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

There are varying degrees of interest within the Lakers organization about bringing him back to the franchise at 35 years old, although the idea has been met with enthusiasm from Lakers star Kobe Bryant, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

World Peace has been in the Lakers' practice facility this offseason playing against the team's players, including 2014 first-round pick Julius Randle, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

World Peace has been out of the NBA since the New York Knicks waived him during the 2013-14 season. He played last season in China and Italy.

The Lakers lack depth at the small forward position.

World Peace played four seasons with the Lakers from 2009-13 and was instrumental in them winning the 2010 championship. They amnestied World Peace after the 2012-13 season.