Metta World Peace Likes Knicks if Amnestied?
Amid rumors that Metta World Peace will be released by the Los Angeles Lakers via the amnesty clause, his longtime friend and head of his foundation, Jose Morales, said the forward “hopes to land with the Knicks.”
The Lakers can’t make an official amnesty move until Wednesday, and sources told ESPN Tuesday that the team hasn’t made a decision. World Peace’s camp told ESPN that the team also told them that no decision has been made.
“If the Lakers do amnesty him, he might want to retire,” Morales said. “If one of these small-market teams picks him up, he won’t be happy with that. He doesn’t want to play there.”
Morales said World Peace would also be open to playing for the Clippers, but if he can’t stay in Los Angeles he would only want to play in New York, his hometown.