Knicks Look to Buy Out Metta World Peace [Details]
According to ESPN.com the New York Knicks have been negotiating a buy out with Metta World Peace and his agents.
World Peace announced the news in a Tweet earlier today saying ” My Agent just informed me this release could happen any hr now. I just want to say thanks for everything”.
He then began to thank the New York fans saying “Thanks NYC for everything. Thanks for having me. I will always be grateful,”.
The Knicks are also looking to buy out veteran point guard Beno Udrih and have been in contact with his reps.
Both World Peace and Udrih signed to the Knicks this summer.
These moves come on the heels of the trade deadline and the Knicks decision not to trade away their all star forward Carmelo Anthony.
Some believe the Knicks are making room in order to sign and big name free agent like Kevin Love or Rajon Rondo in hopes to keep Melo in New York.
World Peace formerly known as Ron Artest came from the Lakers where he was released due to the Amnesty provision.
He did not have a major role with the Knicks only playing 13 minutes a game.
World Peace also had chronic problems in left knee which was surgically repaired.
Udrih who is 31 years old requested a trade in January but the Knicks failed to make a deal for him.
He was supposed to be in a three point guard rotation with Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigio but ended up only getting significant minutes when the other two where hurt.
Neither player has been released yet but it should happen by Monday the latest.