Metta World Peace has announced via Twitter that he will be bought out by the New York Knicks. The forward said that his agent is currently working on a buyout and as of the writing of this column, it "could happen any hr [sic] now."
World Peace is averaging a career-low 13.4 minutes and 4.8 points per game. He has appeared in just 29 of the Knicks' games this season and is shooting 39.7 percent from the floor.
Thank NYC for everything. Thanks for having me I will always be grateful... My agent is working on a buyout. No disrespect to the city Luv U— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) February 22, 2014
My agent just informed me this release could happen any hr now. I just want to say "Thanks for everything"— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) February 22, 2014
Coach Mike Woodson has often opted to rotate Carmelo Anthony back to the small forward spot when Iman Shumpert is out of the game. With J.R. Smith taking the off guard spot and Amar'e Stoudemire backing up Anthony, there hasn't been much space for the artist formerly known as Ron Artest on the floor.
World Peace is making $1.59 million this season and is under contract for $1.66 million in 2014-2015.