Lakers news: Metta World Peace signing with Knicks, according to report

Lintao Zhang

The Queensbridge native is headed home.

Metta World Peace has agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million deal to join the New York Knicks after being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. World Peace did not receive any bids after being amnestied and cleared waivers.

Reports indicated that the Knicks were his preferred destination, but there was also a "list" of teams he would like to play for. The Queensbridge, New York native will be returning to the big apple to play at Madison Square Garden,

World Peace gives the Mike Woodson a player who can play both power forward positions. This is puts less pressure on Carmelo Anthony's defensive responsibilities. At just a portion of the mini-mid level this is a great signing for a team without many options to add talent in the next two years because of their salary structure.

World Peace had his best season as a Laker in 2012-2013, averaging 12.4 points, 5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

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