Jul 16, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT
You can go home again.
We’ll see how that works out but Metta World Peace — Queensbridge and St. Johns — is now officially home next season to play for the New York Knicks next season.
World Peace was amnestied by the Lakers as a cost-cutting move so he signed a $1.6 million deal with the Knicks — the Lakers still will pay him the remainder of his $7.7 million contract this season (the Lakers will save about $14 million in luxury tax payments).
The Knicks get a better wing defender at the three — with a healthy Iman Shumpert and Tyson Chandler in the paint they should be better at that end. The Knicks also get some toughness that will play well in Madison Square Garden.
It’s a good pickup. It doesn’t put them over the top of anything, they may still be the fifth best team in the East, but this is a good get.
And it’s wrapped up and done.
- Rumor: Kevin Love out minimum of two weeks, will likely miss most or all of series vs. Bulls 2
- Monta Ellis, J.J. Barea pairing ignites Mavericks offense, gets Dallas Game 4 win over Houston 1
- Wizards blow out Raptors to complete first-round sweep 17
- Chris Paul scores 34 points, Clippers win Game 4 to even series with Spurs 6
- Cavaliers advance to second round – but but maybe lose Kevin Love and moral high ground in process 52
- Mike Conley out for Game 4 with “serious” facial injury, no timetable for return 6
- Grizzlies start fast, hang on to beat Portland, take 3-0 series lead 2
- Bucks outwork Bulls, stay alive on Jerryd Bayless game-winner 6