Metta World Peace could be back in New York, as the Knicks are currently discussing whether to extend a training camp invitation to the former All-Star, according to a report Saturday from Marc Berman of The New York Post.
The 34-year-old was bought out by the Knicks after his one and only year in New York last season. The Knicks are still paying him $250,000 as part of the buyout, but he is eligible for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million if he made the team again. As Berman reports, if he made the team, it would be a non-guaranteed deal.
The journeyman small forward was bought out by New York in February, but Berman cited sources in the report on Saturday who said he never would've asked to leave the team if he knew Phil Jackson was coming. According to the report, Peace's agent said he has the utmost respect for the Knicks' president of basketball operations as well as for first-year head coach Derek Fisher, who played with Peace on the Lakers under Jackson.
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- Marc Weinreich