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Metta World Peace Nearing A Deal To Play In China Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="27"] After an extremely short stint with the New York Knicks, Metta World Peace is a free agent with no intentions to retire. World Peace m [new_royalslider id="27"] After an extremely short stint with the New York Knicks, Metta World Peace is a free agent with no intentions to retire. World Peace m Rating: 0
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Metta World Peace Nearing A Deal To Play In China

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After an extremely short stint with the New York Knicks, Metta World Peace is a free agent with no intentions to retire. World Peace made it clear that he wants to continue playing, but unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be enough interest from NBA teams this summer.

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With no teams willing to roll the dice on the veteran forward, the one-time NBA champion appears to be ready to take his talents to China, according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York:

Hearing: ex-Knick Metta World Peace is close to agreeing to terms with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Interestingly enough, the Los Angeles Lakers are sorely lacking at the small forward position. World Peace didn’t rule out a return to the Lakers and showed interest in heading back to New York or signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, but it doesn’t appear that anything came to fruition.

In 29 games with the Knicks last season, World Peace averaged career-low numbers across the board. It was clear that World Peace was still dealing with knee issues and ultimately agreed to a buyout.

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At 34-years-old, World Peace heading into the twilight of his playing career and coming off a knee injury is helping things. It remains to be seen if the veteran forward is truly headed to China or ultimately signs with an NBA team, but one thing is abundantly clear, he intends to continue playing professionally.
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  • meep

    good for him and yes lakers arent great at the SF spot but he a aging vet who isnt the same player he once was, ill take marion who has more left in the tank them MWP does

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  • karl

    would like to see him one or two more years with the lakers. He’s just a crazy guy.

  • LakeShooo

    No reason why us Laker fans care. He’s no longer with the team, not sure why this is reported through LAKERS nation.

    • Tune

      Funny how quickly people forget about key role players.

  • Nashir Mohammed

    they should sign him….after beasley.

    • LakeShooo

      No

    • xiqi

      we just need a traditional C,Emeka Okafor is the man

  • Rasheed

    I appreciate what he did for Lakers.
    As far as getting him back to Lakers, I don’t think it’s the right move.
    Based on what the pundits of game are saying, we are doomed either way.
    In that case, I wouldn’t mind letting him play for Lakers.

    We can only hope that these Lakers and B. Scott will prove them (pundits: list is long) wrong.

    • http://www.smallbusinessloansdepot.com/category/bank-statement-loan/ Tim Taylor

      i agree this is one of the things that keeps me looking forward to the season, about 10-15 games into the season we should have a good idea of how it will go.

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