Knicks Set to Free World Peace, Udrih; Daniel Artest Goes on Twitter Rant

Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter

The Knicks are in buyout talks with both Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih, and Daniel Artest isn’t happy about it.

World Peace reported the news on his Twitter, and it has been confirmed by multiple reports.

“My agent just informed me this release could happen any hr now. I just want to say ‘Thanks for everything,'” World Peace Tweeted.

He added: “Thank NYC for everything. Thanks for having me I will always be grateful… My agent is working on a buyout. No disrespect to the city Luv U.”

World Peace joined his hometown Knicks after being amnestied by the Lakers but has recently been relegated to a minor role on the team.

His brother, Daniel Artest, took to Twitter to rip the Knicks in an extended rant.

“Mike Woodson is trash as a coach,” Artest wrote on one of several Tweets. “That’s my opinion. The Knicks are a trash organization. That’s my opinion too. Melo deserves better. Fact!”

World Peace makes $1.6 million this season and has a player option for $1.7 million for next year.

Udrih makes $1.3 million this year and is not under contract beyond this season.

The Knicks were unable to deal the unhappy Udrih at the deadline.

The moves will free up two roster spots as the Knicks (21-34) head into their final 27 games beginning Saturday night in Atlanta.

As Howard Beck pointed out, the Knicks have now waived three of their six acquisitions from last summer in World Peace, Udrih and Chris Smith.


Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for NBA.com and SNY.tv. He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.




258 comments
rgm891
rgm891

Game thread up!!!!!

newyorker9
newyorker9

at what time does the show start in comedy central?

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

WE FVCKIN NEED THE ZEN MASTER TO CLEAR AWAY ALL THE FVCKED UP KARMA!!

newyorker9
newyorker9

I wonder if Shump is on this blog with a fake name since he's 2 weeks out....

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

The Knicks are down to 26th in points allowed per possession. Defense in shambles. Scheme is messy, players not executing it well.


No sh!t.



knickgirl35
knickgirl35

i posted something about dolan double dealing between CAA and the NBA and now it's pending. WTF

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

So Shump would rather have missed the year to injury rather than play for this year's team. MWP and Beno are getting paid to leave, players are playing as bad as they ever have. Team has no chance of making the playoffs. Despite all of that the coach is staying, something is very very wrong with that.

newyorker9
newyorker9

can't wait till knicks play dallas, miami, golden state, chicago next week...LOL there goes a 4 game losing streak

lobcity1
lobcity1

What i don't get is why Melo supports Woodson. It cant be bc he isos him every time. Thats cool if you're winning but the knicks are not winning. I don't think he will be labeled as a coach killer. Every one know its obvious Woodson should be fire.

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

Woodson: "When you're trying to build a team, it should be abt the tm. You can't play everybody. But youve still gotta be a good teammate."


So why do Ray and JR get 30+ minutes guaranteed every night?   It's a bad look that two vets with championship rings are running like he11 from this sinking ship...

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

The franchise is now in 1st place in $$$$ but you must understand exactly what that means. it's not just cash money. it includes projected income. if they see profits slipping changes will definitely be made. the stockholders won't have their bottom lines fvcked with. that's how big business works. boycotts and shiz work. 

runtmc
runtmc

I'm just pissed SJU blew it against Nova today. Plenty of chances down the stretch.

...and where's their page on SNY.tv?

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

@HerringWSJ: Hawks announce that Paul Millsap is out with an injury tonight against the Knicks.

newyorker9
newyorker9

we gotta put up with this bullsh3t till 2015. f3ck.

ABCballer35
ABCballer35

A Staten Island teenager was arrested for allegedly threatening New York Knicks owner James Dolan. As WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported Friday, 19-year-old John Giamella was arrested and hauled into court on a charge of aggravated harassment for allegedly making threats online against Dolan. He said of the Knicks owner in his email postings, “it’s officially time to die — I really hate James Dolan.” CBS New York 

JayfromtheFix
JayfromtheFix

@solar_lion  ASmany have said i feel your pain, thank god i have the Yankees and Giants ( well not this past year lol)

newyorker9
newyorker9

@solar_lion  I feel your pain, also a mets, jets, knicks fan. but at least the Mets have a plan and future they should be good, especially with that pitching, but the Knicks and Jets don't know what a plan or future is

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Victor Triguero  it's simple. it's a little thing called Karma. dolan is not keeping Woody on because he's a good coach. he's double dealing between CAA and the NBA. he's not working in the interest of the franchise. 

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

I think Melo is just trying to say all the right things. I wouldn't blame him for leaving this mess.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Means a team that has been even worse than Knicks will snap out of it.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

With Melo gone, what players are going to want to come here, unless someone like Amare becomes available meaning someone they over pay with an injured history that nobody else would sign

lobcity1
lobcity1

ABC..Its cool you repost this bc it needs to be all over. Maybe if more ppl come out like this then something will change.

rico
rico

@ABCballer35  that was yesterday's news ABC…sometimes it helps to  read the thread before you chime in :P)

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@solar_lion @knickkee  i put that it is Karma. the owner is not keeping woody on because he is a good coach but because he is CAA and that he is not working in the interest of the NBA. double dealing like that can't be legal. 

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@solar_lion @knickkee  it's my opinion not what i read.

rico
rico

All goid cept it was dolan who traded this years' lotto pick to denver n the melo deal, not grunnie. Lets go mets!

newyorker9
newyorker9

@Seth Nadler  yea so melo could leave this circus

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@NYKnickerBocker  he's trying to adhere to the media rules set forth by king shiz dolan.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@OLDKNICK @knickkee  Every big corporation has shareholders. those entities went public years ago. they definitely are part of a large complex conglomerate. it's similar to facebook. the dude owns it but he went public and sold shares now the stockholders have a say.

rico
rico

@OLDKNICK @knickkee  yup it;s a family biz. Jimmy;s daddy is either old and infirm or is happy to let Jimmy be publicly humiliated as long as the properties make $$ and oh how they make $$$.  


My best case scenario which i think might happen is that after 15 years of epic failure and being hated he may lose interest and let a decent management team run the show. Everything he does turns to crap… 

rico
rico

@Seth Nadler  Stat will be tradable at this time next year. 25 million $ expiring contract.  But how do you make that work for us?

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

@solar_lion @ABCballer35  That kid is messed up for those threats and pics, and I don't even wish bodily harm on Dolan, but his "James Dolan - it's officially time to die" made me laugh...

rico
rico

@solar_lion @ABCballer35  expressing your displeasure with a sports owner by stripping down, picking up a gun and making threats is not what we are…at least i hope not.

chudogz1
chudogz1

@solar_lion. Buncha morons

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@solar_lion  it got through maybe because i didn't use the owner's name. this shiz is fvcked up.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@OLDKNICK @knickkee  Let me be clear. the shareholders have a say in extreme situations. a meeting is set up by the board and various things are voted on. Extreme situations like when profits significantly drop. 

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

It's sinking like the "Titanic".