Posted by Andrew Robinson, Sports Producer - email
New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace confirmed Monday that his contract had been bought out by the team, releasing him from his contract.
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New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace confirmed Monday that his contract had been bought out by the team, releasing him from his contract. Talks to waive World Peace picked up after the team failed to move him before the trade deadline.
Once he clears waivers on Wednesday, World Peace will become a free agent. It is highly unlikely any team would pick World Peace up from waivers, as he would be owed $1.6 million next season.
World Peace is hoping to be picked up by the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder or the San Antonio Spurs. Miami and the LA Clippers are among teams who may be interested in signing the 34 year old, as both teams are looking for depth at the small forward position.
World Peace is nowhere near the same player he used to be on the court. He has played in just 29 games for the Knicks this season due to injury. In those games he has averaged 4.8 points per game on 39.7 percent shooting overall and 31.5 percent from three point range.