Nov 10, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace (51) advances the ball during the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Buyout Rumors: Miami Heat interested in signing Metta World Peace?

The Miami Heat may be the defending world champions, but they’re not a February free agent destination apparently. While the team is poised to make a run at the hallowed three-peat,  free agent veterans who have recently been bought out aren’t flocking to Miami like we thought they would.

Miami’s lack of free agency activity dates back to Andrew Bynum signing with the Indiana Pacers over the Heat and goes up to as recently as both Danny Granger and Caron Butler deciding against signing with the Heat as well. But while they’re striking out so far, they may still have eyes on bought out veterans who may be able to help them.

This has led many to ponder the idea of the Heat signing Metta World Peace to a 10-day contract.

Per Basketball Insiders:

He has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent, but teams aren’t lining up to sign him. World Peace would like to join the Miami HEAT, Oklahoma City Thunder or San Antonio Spurs. However, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News says that the Spurs aren’t interested, so that removes one team from World Peace’s wish list. It remains to be seen if Miami or OKC have any interest.

Miami isn’t a lock to sign Metta World Peace, nor are they possibly even considering. But they’re running out of options and World Peace may be the only option for the Heat.

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