Metta World Peace is going home.
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports the forward has signed a two-year deal with the New York Knicks. World Peace, a Queens native and St. John’s alum, was released by the Los Angeles Lakers just last week for salary cap reasons. World Peace had just finished the fourth year of a five-year, $33 million contract with the Lakers at the time of his release, an amnesty buyout. World Peace’s deal with the Knicks is reportedly worth $3.2 million.
World Peace played 75 games and started 66 last year for the Lakers, scoring 14.1 points per game and adding 4.7 rebounds per contest.
Metta World Peace has reached an agreement in principle on a two-year deal with the New York Knicks, league source tells Y! Sports.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 15, 2013