Can the Lakers regain their past form by bringing back their mercurial enforcer?

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Metta World Peace has been working out at the Lakers facility, and the team is nearing a one-year deal with the rugged forward.

World Peace, 35, started participating in informal workouts with Lakers players this week at the team’s facility in El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to continue through the start of Lakers training camp later this month, league sources said. No deal has been agreed upon, but there’s an increasing expectation that will happen this month, league sources said.

World Peace had been in the Lakers’ practice facility earlier this summer, too, working against 2014 first-round pick Julius Randle, sources said.

Out of the NBA since 2013-14, World Peace can definitely lend an ear and experience to Julius Randle and others.

By Glenn Erby

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