Is it me or are the Los Angeles Lakers about to have an entirely new team? First Dwight Howard and now with the latest departure of Metta World Peace it seems to look that way.
The player formerly known as Ron Artest is heading to the New York Knicks on a two-year deal approximately worth $3.2 million.
“It was simple for me. No need to look at the contract. What’s the number? A dollar? Just give me the paper where I got to sign at,” World Peace said during an NBA summer league game in Las Vegas.
World Peace was waived Thursday by the Los Angeles Lakers, who used the amnesty clause to create salary cap space. The 6-foot-7 forward will still be paid the $7.7 million that was owed to him by the Lakers.
“It has nothing to do with New York, the city,” World Peace said. “The only thing that’s important are those players that I’m going to be joining and touching that hallway with, that’s all that’s important right now.”
World Peace is no stranger to the area, when he was known as Ron Artest, he grow up in New York and attended St. John’s.
With Carmelo Anthony and Metta World Peace, the Knicks definitely have an interesting new dynamic going into next season.
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