Knicks sign Metta World Peace to two-year deal

4:19 pm: World Peace is glad the Knicks didn’t draft him in 1999, because he wasn’t ready for New York, according to a tweet from Isola.

4:16 pm: A photo has been posted by the Knicks of World Peace talking to the Media from Las Vegas.

3:59 pm:

3:47 pm: “He’s going to come to the Knicks & I know he wants to win a championship. Whether it happens or not he’s gonna work hard,” says Ron Artest Sr, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria

Zagoria has more over at ZAGSBLOG.

3:28 pm: The Knicks have yet to confirm the deal, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

3:26 pm: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Knicks have come to an agreement with World Peace worth $3.2 million. World Peace and his agents met with Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald and coach Mike Woodson on Monday in Las Vegas and agreed to the deal in the meeting, according to Wojnarowski.

3:21 pm: The Knicks believe they have reached an agreement with World Peace. However, Metta won’t confirm, texting “Not sure yet” according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. 

3:17 pm: The first year of the deal is worth roughly $1.6 million, while the second year is a player’s option according to Iannazzone

3:11 pm: The Knicks have come to a two-year agreement with Metta World Peace, according to a tweet from Newsday’s Al Iannazzone.

World Peace, 33, averaged 12.4 points, five rebounds and 1.6 steals in 75 games last season.