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Report: World Peace to join Knicks

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Mon Jul 15, 7:39 PM UTC

Free-agent forward Metta World Peace has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Knicks, Yahoo! Sports reported Monday, citing league sources.

A previous Yahoo! report said that the Knicks were offering a contract worth “almost $1.6 million for the 2013-14 season.”

In addition, the report says that the Knicks plan to give World Peace half of their $3.1 million taxpayer midlevel exception.

"I like his skill sets a lot. I think a lot of teams have liked his skill sets over the years. He does a little bit of everything,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson told" If anybody comes to this team, they've got to understand it's all about team, man. It's not about individuals here; it's not about me as a coach. It's about the New York franchise trying to win an NBA title. If you understand that, then we've got a chance.”

The Los Angeles Lakers released World Peace last week by using their amnesty provision. The 14-year veteran had expressed interest in statying in L.A. by joining the Clippers, but was not sure about mutual interest.

World Peace had also spoken with his former Houston Rockets teammate, Yao Ming, about possibly joining Yao’s Chinese Basketball Association team in Shanghai, according to Y! Sports' Marc Spears.

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