After four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, one in which he won a championship, Metta World Peace has found a new home… with the New York Knicks.
According to ESPN.com, the NBA vet has agreed to a two-year deal with the Knicks with the first year guaranteed, worth approximately $1.6 million per season with a player option for Year #2.
World Peace said Monday (July 15) that he was joining the New York Knicks because he wants to win.
“I don’t care if I’m starting, or sweeping the floors. You hear me? I want to win,” he said.
The Lakers waived Metta last week via the amnesty clause. As per the amnesty provision of the current collective bargaining agreement, the Lakers will owe World Peace $7.3 million in the coming season.