After being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday afternoon sources close to Metta World Peace say that the veteran small forward is very interested in coming to play for the New York Knicks.
World Peace cleared waivers at 5pm EST on Sunday afternoon, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Apparently the Knicks did not waste anytime in showing their mutual interest, as it was reported that the team has already reached out to the former St. John’s star.
While it looks like the Knicks are World Peace’s first choice, the Queens bridge native is also considering joining the Los Angeles Clippers and China’s Shanghai Sharks as possibilities.
Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, who is down in Las Vegas for NBA summer league, said Sunday he would welcome a potential addition of World Peace to the New York Knicks.
The 14-year veteran is coming off a productive season in which he averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds and also improved his shooting percentages across the board.