April 26, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (15) controls the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half in game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Metta World Peace Interested in New York Knicks

Word broke earlier in the week that the Los Angeles Lakers planned to amnesty expensive forward Metta World Peace in order to save cash and start to rebuild.

Turns out World Peace would be upset, but immediatly look to land with the New York Knicks.

The report comes from Jared Zwerling of ESPN:

Morales said World Peace would be “upset” if the Lakers amnesty him, and that he would even consider retirement if any team with room to fit him under the salary cap claimed him off waivers. Those teams would have the first opportunity to claim him.

“If the Lakers do amnesty him, he might want to retire,” Morales said. “If one of these small-market teams picks him up, he won’t be happy with that. He doesn’t want to play there.”

“Whatever he makes next is an added bonus,” Morales said. “Playing with a team that has a chance with the championship would be even better. He loves the Knicks.

World Peace is an ideal fit in New York next to Carmelo Anthony. It’s unknown how the Knicks would be able to clear space in order to sign him, but it does not sound like World Peace is concerned with money at this point in his career.

World Peace believes he can win a championship in New York if he’s not in L.A.


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