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Metta World Peace | Guard/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 250
College: St. John's
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Metta World Peace took to his Twitter profile on Friday to announce that he is not considering retirement.
"No way in the world I am retiring. I'm too good," said World Peace. "Last year I had a consistent pre-season. I can't control what a coach does! I played very well in the Garden last year. I played well for the Lakers prior. Metta World will be back hard body next year." World Peace is currently set to be the assistant coach of a girls high school basketball team, but it seems apparent that he'd be more than willing to take an offer from an NBA team if the situation presents itself. Jun 13 - 3:49 PM

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Metta World Peace will be a girls high school basketball assistant coach next season.

He was bought out of his contract by the Knicks in February and has been a free agent ever since. There have been some rumors about World Peace possibly rejoining the Knicks now that his former coach Phil Jackson is the primary decision maker in New York. This is a very interesting choice for the man formerly known as Ron Artest, but he still intends to fulfill any NBA duties he may have.
Jun 12 - 5:04 PM

Metta World Peace has been bought out by the Knicks.

He'll hit waivers and is expected to become a free agent unless a team claims him. World Peace has interest from the Spurs and Clippers for now, but there will likely be other names popping up. He can be left on the wire in all leagues.
Feb 24 - 5:09 PM

If Metta World Peace is bought out from the Knicks, it's possible that he could sign in San Antonio according to local Spurs beat writer Mike Monroe.

There's a lot of speculation here, but it is possible MWP could make the move to SA. Peace has a good relationship with player development coach Chad Forcier from his days in Indiana, and with Kawhi Leonard still nursing a sore hand the Spurs may be looking for some depth at that position. From a fantasy perspective, MWP would have very limited value as a reserve in SA. There's nothing really concrete here, but we thought we'd just pass along the info.
Feb 23 - 12:17 PM

Metta World Peace took to Twitter on Saturday morning to announce that his agent is working on a buyout from the Knicks.

The artist formerly known as Artest also reports that a deal could happen at any minute, so it appears his run as a Knick has officially come to an end. MWP says he's healthy and has been highly frustrated with his lack of playing time in New York, so it should be interesting to see where he lands. He's not a must-own player with this news, but he at least deserves some attention depending on where he ends up.
Feb 22 - 11:32 AM

Metta World Peace is reportedly open to being traded from the Knicks due to his negligible role in Mike Woodson's rotation.

MWP may have angered Woodson during a recent practice, when he made a joke about his limited minutes, but World Peace's agent said he "[hasn't] been given an answer" why his client isn't playing. The report by the New York Post doesn't mention any potential landing spots for the veteran forward.
Feb 8 - 9:13 AM

Metta World Peace returned from an illness on Tuesday and had three points (a 3-pointer) on 1-of-4 shooting in just eight minutes.

He has no fantasy value right now and given the state of his knee, may not the rest of the season.
Jan 28 - 11:14 PM

Metta World Peace will not play on Sunday due to a stomach virus.

MWP said recently that his knee is healthy enough for him to play, but Mike Woodson is concerned about his conditioning and opted not to play him on Friday. The Knicks' veteran forward is averaging just 15 minutes in 23 appearances this season.
Jan 26 - 1:56 PM

Metta World Peace (knee) will dress for Friday's game against the Bobcats.

He was expected to return on Tuesday, but the Knicks need forwards in the worst way. World Peace might just be active as an emergency, so fantasy owners shouldn't necessarily expect him to play.
Jan 24 - 5:48 PM

Metta World Peace (knee) is targeting a return to the lineup on Tuesday night against the Celtics.

He said his knee feels great and doesn't want to rush back to play against the Lakers on Sunday. World Peace had a two-hour workout and did some shooting drills on Wednesday. He's also been on social media saying he's not in the best shape. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire.
Jan 22 - 8:03 PM

Metta World Peace (knee) hopes to return to action sometime this week.

World Peace said he’d have his fifth (and last blood) injection to complete the two-week PRP process he's been undergoing in order to heal his arthritic left knee. "I’ m not going to rush," MWP said. "New York City, they rush everything. It’s life. It happens when it happens. Take your time. Relax. Slow down the music. Too much techno [music]." While it's nice to know MWP might enjoy a good Barry White album, he likely won't see more than 15 minutes per game even when he's back so fantasy owners can feel free to look elsewhere.
Jan 21 - 10:00 AM

Knicks coach Mike Woodson suggested that Metta World Peace (knee) might require another platelet-rich plasma injection before he’s ready to return.

MWP played a small bench role even when he was healthy, making his eventual return to action a non-event in fantasy leagues. As for Monday's game, the Knicks may deploy a small lineup with Pablo Prigioni (toe) starting alongside Raymond Felton.
Jan 20 - 10:03 AM

Metta World Peace had platelet rich plasma therapy on both knees Monday and he expects to be out two weeks.

"I did both knees because I didn't want to be off-balance and I knew it was going to help me a little bit," said World Peace, whose left knee has given him the most trouble. Even when he does return toward the end of January, there's no reason to think MWP will earn more than the 15 minutes per game he's averaged thus far.
Source: The Record
Jan 8 - 1:31 PM

Metta World Peace will have plasma-rich platelet therapy on his knee this Monday, and he expects the procedure to sideline him for about two weeks.

"I spoke to Amar'e about [PRP therapy]," World Peace said. "I think he's played well when he gets the minutes. Who knows? Maybe the PRP did work for him." MWP has barely cracked Mike Woodson’s rotation and he’s averaging a career-low 5.5 points in 15 minutes per game, so his absence doesn’t mean much for fantasy purposes.
Source: Newsday
Jan 1 - 11:38 AM

Metta World Peace (knee) had his knee drained on Monday and will miss the Knicks' three-game Texas trip.

World Peace will be out until at least January 7th with this latest news and will have played only five minutes in the Knicks' last eight games at that point. MWP is only averaging 5.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game this season, so he can be dropped without regret in even the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 01:33:00 PM

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