Posted July 15, 2013

Metta World Peace confirms deal with Knicks

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Metta World Peace and the Knicks have agreed to a two-year deal. (Rocky Widner/NBAE)

Metta World Peace and the Knicks have agreed to a two-year deal. (Rocky Widner/NBAE)

The New York Knicks and forward Metta World Peace have agreed to terms on a two-year deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported. World Peace confirmed the signing in an interview on MSG TV.

“No need to look at the contract,” World Peace said. “What’s the number, a dollar? Just give me the paper, I gotta sign that.”

Wojnarowski is reporting the deal is for two years and worth $3.2 million with the second year being a player option. Iannazzone is reporting the first year “is for roughly $1.6 million.”

World Peace was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers last week when the team used its amnesty provision of the collective bargaining agreement to clear $30 million in salary and luxury tax savings. World Peace, a Queens, N.Y., native, recently told reporters he didn’t want to play for anyone and wanted to go to China, coach or play in the Arena Football League.

Ron Artest Sr. told the New York Post that his son would consider retiring if the Lakers decided to waive World Peace but held out hope that World Peace would change his mind and join the Knicks.

The 33-year-old World Peace averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game last season in 33.7 minutes for the Lakers. World Peace weighed in on Twitter:


7 comments
dtwin
dtwin

If he ever had any talent, and that is questionable, it was for being a thug on defense, which when you are on the Knicks gets called a foul, not like when you are on Lakers.  That "talent" has eroded with age.  The Knicks had a NEED for rebounding so they got a seven footer who doesn't rebound via trade, drafted a shooting guard in case JR didn't resign, THEN they resigned JR and now they add this waste of bench space.  It is HARD to be a Knicks fan.  Why did Dolan have to buy MY team?  I may not live long enough to outlast him.  

GFPII
GFPII

Nice try Jimmy Dean. The Knicks managed to shed Kidd, Camby, and Thomas making your attempt at humor about a year late ... 

MichaelDean
MichaelDean

Only on the Knicks would a 33 year old lower the median age of the players.

Brew-Crew-Beer-Mode...
Brew-Crew-Beer-Mode...

@dtwinyour talking about a guy that was a key piece on a championship team not even having talent? lol he may not be what he used to be but seems to me the knicks could use a guy that plays hard , plays with fire and passion and won't back down when things get tough..