Metta World Peace signs with Knicks
Former Lakers small forward Metta World Peace has agreed to become a member of the New York Knicks.
On July 15, CBS Sports reported that World Peace announced his signing with the Knicks after a summer league game, saying, “I want to win in New York.” The announcement comes only days after the small forward was released from the Lakers and was considering a plethora of new possibilities. World Peace’s deal with the Knicks is reportedly a two-year contract for $3.2 million.
At one point, World Peace announced he would like to play for the Los Angeles Clippers. Soon after, he stated that going to China to play basketball would be his next adventure. The headlines have circled World Peace over the last few weeks, however, that ends today.
In a statement posted on the New York Times, Metta World Peace acknowledged what he brings to the Knicks, citing focus as one of the major keys. “The level of focus it’s going to take to play in at the Garden, that’s what I’m going to bring.” He added, “That’s what we need. That’s what I’m here for, nothing else.”
If nothing else, World Peace should provide Carmelo Anthony another dependable option on offense while also adding veteran play to the defense.