Nov 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace (51) dribbles down the court in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Buyout Rumors: Unlikely Miami Heat sign Metta World Peace

The Miami Heat were thought to be a prime destination for either Caron Butler or Danny Granger. However, both Granger and Butler opted for different pastures (Granger the Los Angeles Clippers, Butler the Oklahoma City Thunder), leaving the Heat high and dry.

Because of that, there were rumors that the Heat cold have interest in Metta World Peace – who was released by the New York Knicks earlier this week – but Basketball Insider’s Moke Hamilton suggests the move is unlikely.

I wouldn’t discount the possibility of them adding World Peace, but I do think it’s unlikely.

World Peace has dealt with injuries and struggled at times with the Knicks, so it’s questionable as to what he’d bring to Miami.

He’s certainly not the distraction that he once was, though still can get to be a bit of a problem at times – especially on social media.

Given a questionable return on the court and any fear of antics off, it’s understandable why the Heat may decide against bringing in World Peace.

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  • Al Tungupon

    With Metta at the three and LeBron moving to PF, the Heat will have a more decent starting lineup. With Indiana on top and the West awfully tough, Miami should get every enhancement they can. They already surrendered Bynum to their East rival, so grabbing World Peace is a no-brainer. He can still contribute with better shooting and defense than some iffy bench guy Spoelstra is forced to put in the first five.

  • Kush

    I think Metta would be a good choice for Miami and Pat always liked Metta he always been a tough defender and can shoot threes big lost to New York I think they used him wrong and not enough and besides that if you are losing and sitting on the bench why am I here?