NY Post: Metta World Peace interested in Knicks return

Sam Spiegelman

The New York Knicks-Metta World Peace divorce did not go that smoothly. Just ask Daniel Artest.

However, the forward formerly known as Ron Artest in interested in returning to New York now that his former head coach Phil Jackson is running the operation.

World Peace approached Jackson’s Staples Center suite during halftime of the blowout to speak with the Zen Master. Afterwards, a source told the New York Post World Peace is “abso-bleeping-lutely” interested in returning to the team this summer.

World Peace spent four seasons in Los Angeles, two of which with Jackson on the sidelines, including the 2009 NBA Championship run.

According to the report, World Peace is looking for a deal worth the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million. The Knicks cut ties with him a little over a month ago after his tenure with the team was marred by a knee injury, but World Peace told The Post he is able to play two more seasons and asked for his buyout because he was told not to be a leader in the locker room.

The question is whether the Knicks have a mutual interest in World Peace. There’s no indication of how Jackson will assemble a roster in the offseason, only that he’ll do his best to retain Carmelo Anthony.




5 comments
lpeezy31
lpeezy31

This is gon be the first test to see who's really running the show now, especially if Phil want him

rico
rico

I hope he returns. MWP for all his faults doesn't quit. My biggest issue with this year's team is lack of resolve.



rico
rico

@lpeezy31  jackson and jackson are two big egos..plus I think GS is going to try and keep him. curry wants him there and gs wants curry.

donche
donche

If he stayed another year or 2 yes...now he can turn to be a specialist and depends on the team he lands on

buddhabing
buddhabing

@thatsagoodpoint @Sandro Guedes  I wouldn't mind having Meta back. This team can use all the grittiness and toughness it can find. The fact he's familiar with the triangle is another plus. Knicks will compete in 2014. East is weak. Their talent level ; when properly coached ,is playoff caliber right now. With a new coach and a few new players i can see them being top 4 next year. Now if Melo decides to leave that's another story.