New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace has seen his role reduced greatly despite the Knicks’ numerous injuries (He’s also apparently unaware the Knicks have any kind of curfew).
After World Peace didn’t play at all in a 95-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday, it was obvious something was wrong. Turns out, World Peace’s knee is in a much worse condition than anyone thought. On Monday, World Peace told reporters that he has already had his knee drained five times this season.
According to Peter Botte of the New York Daily News, World Peace plans to undergo PRP blood spinning procedure on January 6.
World Peace is averaging just 5.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. He’s shooting only 40.2% from the field, 30.4% from beyond the arc and 71.4% from the charity stripe. Plus, he’s hardly looked like the defensive presence the Knicks thought he could be (and badly need him to be).
It will be interesting to see how this procedure will help World Peace. The Knicks could really use him for the stretch run.