Just as Metta World Peace predicted his scoring will increase by assuming a bench role, Lakers Coach Mike Brown placed his arm around him. "If that second unit isn't rolling, whose fault is it?" Brown asked. Said World Peace: "My fault." Said Brown: "It's on you." Brown hardly was blowing up World Peace's spot. It just revealed how Brown convinced World Peace to accept a bench role by making him feel empowered. With the switch, World Peace predicts his scoring average will sky rocket since he's no longer having to delegate to Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. He believes he can provide leadership that feels a void with Lamar Odom's departure to Dallas. And he envisions much more success than he had under Phil Jackson's triangle offense. "This is going to give me a chance to help the team," said World Peace, who averaged a career-low 8.9 points per game last season. "Coach Brown has put me in a position where I'm not just sacrificing myself in the starting lineup. But I'm still able to go out there and do what I do. That's to play basketball and still dominate. That's good for me."