Metta World Peace reportedly signed a two-year contract with the New York Knicks on Monday. According to ESPNNewYork.com, the first year of the deal is guaranteed.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced indicating the Knicks were World Peace’s top choice, followed by the Los Angeles Clippers. He also made mention of some quirky ideas like playing in the NHL or playing Arena Football, but we all knew that was just Metta being Metta.
Although he would not confirm that he had signed with the Knicks when the NY Post’s Marc Berman asked him about it on Monday afternoon, World Peace tweeted the following shortly after the news was announced.
Where Brooklyn at?
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 15, 2013
Knicks coach Mike Woodson recently praised World Peace when asked about the possibility of the team signing him.
“I like his skill sets a lot,” Woodson said. “I think a lot of teams have liked his skill sets over the years. He does a little bit of everything.”
The Los Angeles Lakers used the amnesty provision on the artist formerly known as Ron Artest last week, which seemed to upset him. However, he averaged 12.4 points per game last season and can still play a valuable role at age 33 — particularly on defense. He should fit in nicely as a bench player in New York.