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NBA: NY Knicks Sign Metta World Peace
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NBA: NY Knicks Sign Metta World Peace

Jul 15 2013, 5:54pm CDT | by

The New York Knicks signed Metta World Peace to a two-year deal worth roughly $3.2 million.

Metta World Peace is now a New York Knick.  Barry Stavro of the Los Angeles Times reports the controversial ex-Los Angeles Lakers forward agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million deal with his hometown...

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NBA: NY Knicks Sign Metta World Peace

Jul 15 2013, 5:54pm CDT | by

The New York Knicks signed Metta World Peace to a two-year deal worth roughly $3.2 million.

Metta World Peace is now a New York Knick. 

Barry Stavro of the Los Angeles Times reports the controversial ex-Los Angeles Lakers forward agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million deal with his hometown team. He originally hails from Queens, NY. He played collegiate ball at St John's University. 

Stavro adds the second year of the deal is a player option, citing various reports. Since no team with salary cap space bid on his services by the Sunday deadline, he was free to negotiate with any NBA team except the Lakers. 

New York will pay him $1.7 million in 2013-14 with the Lakers paying off the remaining $7.7 million owed him, per Stavro. 

Once the agreement was reached, World Peace tweeted, "Where Brooklyn at?" in reference to the Knicks' cross-town rivals, the Brooklyn Nets

When asked why he chose the Knicks, World Peace said it's all about the players, per a USA Today Sports update

"It's all about the players. The team is amazing. I'm excited to play and hustle. I'm excited to hustle for (Raymond) Felton, for Iman (Shumpert), for Tyson (Chandler), Melo (Anthony), (Amar'e) Stoudemire, coach (Mike Woodson). That's all it's about right now. It has nothing to do with New York the city. The only thing that's important is those players that I will be joining and touching the hardwood with. That's all that's important.

"I thought they had a lot of injuries this year. I don't think I'm a missing piece. I'm more honored to be playing with these players. That's what I really think."

The Lakers waived him by using their amnesty provision of the collective bargaining agreement to make way for $30 million in salary and luxury tax savings. 

World Peace averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Lakers last season. 


 
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World Peace Close To Deal In China

Jul 30 2014 3:47pm CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Metta World Peace is nearing agreement to sign with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. World Peace was waived by the New York Knicks in February and there's been some suggestions that he would receive a camp invite fro ...
Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap   Full article at: RealGM Basketball Wiretap
 

 
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Report: Metta World Peace nearing deal to play in China next season

Jul 30 2014 11:47am CDT | Source: NBC Sports

World Peace hasn't drawn legitimate interest from NBA teams, so he's consideri ...
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3 days ago

Former Laker Metta World Peace Says He’s ‘Not Retired’

Jul 28 2014 4:32pm CDT | Source: lakersnation

After being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers last year, Metta World Peace signed with the New York Knicks on a one-year deal. Unfortunately, World Peace’s stint with the Knicks didn’t last long with the veteran forward playing in only 29 games before being bought out. – ...
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3 days ago

Metta World Peace shoved two fellow rec league players

Jul 28 2014 12:49pm CDT | Source: USA Today: Sports

The NBA free agent took exception to uncalled fouls during a Venice Summer League game.         ...
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1 week ago

Report: Knicks have discussed extending training camp invite to Metta World Peace

Jul 19 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: NBC Sports

A non-guaranteed training camp invite wouldn't be hard to e ...
Source: NBC Sports   Full article at: NBC Sports
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Metta World Peace to Coach Women’s HS Basketball, Doesn’t Rule Out NBA Return

Jun 14 2014 8:37am CDT | Source: Rant Sports

Yesterday, Metta World Peace announced on Twitter that he would join the coaching staff at Palisades High School in California as an assistant coach of the women’s basketball team. Not the most common job an NBA player takes on, but certainly an interesting one. Of course with this n ...
Source: Rant Sports   Full article at: Rant Sports
 

 
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6 weeks ago

High school coach: World Peace joining staff

Jun 13 2014 8:54am CDT | Source: ESPN

Metta World Peace has spent time in recent years with the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, and now the NBA free agent is adding another stop to ...
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