[quote=" Brian Kamenetzky of ESPN
5. Metta World Peace isn't the guy he was in last year's training camp, and that's a great thing.
MWP, by his own admission, is in much better physical condition this year than last, and it shows. The speed with which he's getting up the floor, and more important his mobility coming back the other way, is outstanding. He chased down a few plays Saturday, the highlight coming when he ripped the ball from Utah's Gordon Hayward at the basket in transition, forcing the ball out of bounds. (And just to prove chivalry isn't dead, MWP kissed the hand of the nice woman who returned the basketball to him.) Offensively, he earned six trips to the line and hit three of his four triples, en route to 12 points. There were some typically goofy moments, but even when things didn't turn out well, the signs were encouraging. In the first half, Metta went full court on the break, and when he tried to finish at the rim was blocked. So the end result wasn't great, but the real takeaway was the speed with which he went from end-to-end. Last year, that guy didn't show up until very late in the year.['/quote]