Fourteen years after infamously shunning him for a seven-foot French stiff in the 1999 Draft, the Knicks have reached an agreement in principle to bring Metta World Peace back to his native New York.
Sources are saying the deal will be in the neighborhood of two years, $3.2 million.
While the Knicks were long thought to be the favorite to retain his services after the veteran forward was cut adrift by the Lakers via the amnesty provision, World Peace had taken to being somewhat coy over the last 24 hours, hinting that he would be entertaining offers from as far afield as Shanghai and — yes — the Arena Football League.
Metta himself has yet to confirm the reports, stating instead that the two parties were “still working on it,” but it seems likely this refers to the finer details (player or team option in the second year?) rather than the general framework.
Matthew Falkenbury, one of our new contributors here at KBlogger, penned a nice rundown of what a potential MWP signing would mean for the Knicks — roster-wise, chemistry-wise, sanity-wise — going forward, so definitely check that out.
In the mean time, use this as a forum for any and all thoughts, reflections, classic Artest / MWP anecdotes, or hilarious videos of Frederic Weis getting his ass handed to him up and down courts all over the world.
Peace. Looks good, don’t it?