Metta World Peace isn’t retired after all.
Although he didn’t get an offer in the NBA, the 34-year-old forward revealed this week that he’s signed a one-year deal with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.
According to Yahoo Sports, Metta’s deal is worth $1.43 million, a shade less than a 10-plus-year veteran’s minimum deal Stateside. However, it makes him the highest-paid import player in the CBA.
World Peace still hopes to land a roster spot with an NBA team once the Chinese pro season wraps up in February, according to Charania.