The New York Knicks are reportedly considering bringing Metta World Peace into training camp. The 34 year-old NYC native joined the team after being waived by the Los Angeles Lakers last summer but didn’t play a game after December 27, due to knee procedures. The team bought him out in February but could sign him for next season for the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million.
According to media reports, World Peace became interested in re-joining the team when Phil Jackson signed on as the team’s president and according to a source, wouldn’t have asked for a release last year if he’d have known there would be a coaching and executive change. His agent, Marc Cornstein told the NY Post, “[World Peace] has the utmost respect for Phil and Derek. There’s a history there. They know he’s out there.’’
If World Peace makes the roster it could provide a fitting career end for the Queensbridge-bred, St. John’s alum.