It appears that the Knicks are discussing the possibility of giving Metta World Peace a second chance in NYC. There have been talks to bring World Peace, who is a NY native, to training camp on a largely unguaranteed deal. World Peace’s last run with the Knicks wasn’t very well received, but now that his former coach, Phil Jackson, is the team president, and his old teammate, Derek Fisher, is the head coach, a reunion with the pair might be just the thing World Peace needs to get going.
“[World Peace] has the utmost respect for Phil and Derek,’’ his agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post. “There’s a history there. They know he’s out there.’’
If World Peace goes to camp and eventually makes the team, he would be eligible to make the NBA’s veteran minimum of $1.4 million per year. He had to have his left knee drained five times last season.This coupled with the fact that the team has to pay him $250K for the 2104-15 season as part of their terms when they bought his contract out in Feb 2014 would be a stretch for the team, but anything is possible.
If World Peace doesn’t end up going to the Knicks, his other job prospect would be coaching the girls high school basketball team at Palisades High in LA.
[h/t NY Post]