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Metta World Peace averaged a career-low 7.7 ppg last year, but D'Antoni said that number will go way up ...
"He should be wide open every time," D'Antoni said after World Peace scored 17 pts on 6-of-13 shooting in the Lakers' 95-90 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. "He was 4-for-9 on 3s. He'll get 10 a game and I told him he needs to make 4-of-10 every game. And he can do that. That's 40 percent and that's pretty good so he'll do that. I think he'll do that every game. He's going to be up there (averaging) 17-20 points."
He's averaging 18.0 points in the three games since D'Antoni was introduced as head coach. He hasn't averaged that many points for a season since 2007-08 with Sacramento.