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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Metta World Peace expected to sign with Knicks

Metta World PeaceMetta World Peace was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers during the week and, if the veteran forward clears waivers, he is expected to sign with the New York Knicks.

The Knicks were mentioned as a strong possibility for World Peace from the moment the Lakers waived him. Al Iannozzone of Newsday says the Knicks are expected to be first in line to sign Metta if he clears. ESPN’s Chris Broussard says the Knicks are World Peace’s first choice, followed by the Los Angeles Clippers as a “distant” second, and then China.

World Peace, who turns 33 in November, can only sign for the veteran’s minimum if he clears waivers and becomes a free agent. He was set to earn over $7 million from the Lakers next season and will still be paid that amount, but it just won’t count against the Lakers for the salary cap or luxury tax.

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