Metta World Peace eyeing Knicks if released

According to Jared Zwerling of ESPN New York The Los Angelas Lakers are considering releasing Metta World Peace via the NBA’s amnesty clause.

Today marks the first day that the Lakers would be allowed to use their amnesty clause on World Peace, however, it was reported that as of Tuesday evening the Lakers were still undecided on if they wanted to pursue that course of action.  If Los Angelas does decide to amnesty World Peace, the team would save upwards of $30 million in luxury tax penalties.

Sources close to Metta World Peace say that the veteran small forward would be upset if the Lakers decide to amnesty him, but would hope to land with the Knicks if the Lakers decided to do so.

World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, is a native of Queens, New York, and St. Johns Alum.  Considering the options available to the Knicks front office, the veteran forward would seem to be a great fit in New York, as he would provide toughness and perimeter defense to a team that could use a little help in those areas.

Sources close to World Peace say that if he was picked up by a small market team he would consider retirement.

 

Topics: FanSided, Lakers, Metta World Peace, NBA Free Agency, New York Knicks, NY Knicks, Ron Artest, Si.com, Sports Illustrated

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