HoopsHype Metta World Peace rumors

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World Peace said Jan. 6 is the earliest he could do it because of the holidays. He hasn't ruled out playing between now and then, although he sat out Monday night's game against Orlando. "You're really not out a lot," World Peace said. "You can play right away, but I'm going to sit out when I get it." World Peace also said he has had his surgically repaired left knee drained three times this season, including last week, and that he has a cyst in his knee. Newsday

December 22, 2013 Updates

So Woodson played college coach Friday, gathering his players at an undisclosed hotel. The coach did not say if he padded around in his slippers making room checks. “How was the curfew?” I asked Metta World Peace. Wrapped in a towel before the game, he cocked his eyebrow. “I didn’t know we had a curfew.” Ten p.m., I said. “Oh.” New York Times

Metta World Peace could miss some time because of a sore left knee, and he could undergo a procedure to alleviate the issue. World Peace said he had an MRI on his surgically repaired knee about a week ago. Earlier this season, he had fluid drained from the knee twice. He was asked if that might happen again. "There's some other procedures kind of pending,'' he said. "But nothing is done yet.'' Newsday

December 21, 2013 Updates

These days, World Peace isn't starting — he's barely playing — and the Knicks aren't winning. He hasn't played in three games this season, he played more than 25 minutes just once since Nov. 11 and has scored in double figures just twice since Nov. 11. And World Peace is taking it all in stride, saying over and over he is ready to play when called upon. "I'm ready for whatever's presented," he said. "I had a pretty good preseason, and I was playing really consistent. I felt I was doing enough to prove that I was ready. Not to prove, because I don't have anything to prove anymore. This team is stacked. I knew that. I knew I was going to play behind (Carmelo Anthony). I didn't expect to play as much as four. I thought they'd be playing 'Melo a little bit more. I knew coming into the season that it wasn't going to be the same but I was ready." USA Today Sports

He's not worried about being traded either. "There's nothing to deal with," he said. "What am I dealing with? Getting paid, is all I'm dealing with here. I know some guys take trade rumors a little more personal. What am I dealing with? I work hard. I can still play and I love challenges. "All the teams that called me last year, I wanted something that was going to be an adventure. Something different. China, Knicks and arena football. That was it. What else is an adventure? You know what I'm saying? This is the adventure I'm talking about. Sometimes it's good to be ready for the unpredictable. I'm glad that I can go through unpredictable situations. It's a good thing." USA Today Sports

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Q: Would it hurt if you're traded out of New York so quickly? Metta World Peace: Not at all. Whatever happens happens . . . My goal is to win a ring. Wherever that is, whether it's in New York or whether it's in another city, my goal is just to win a second ring. Actually, the reason I came to New York was because I wanted to try to win a ring in New York. That was the only reason to try to win the ring here. That's my goal. My goal has never changed. It was a risky goal. I didn't weigh all my options, any other options I had. I didn't really. Newsday

December 14, 2013 Updates

There have been lots of rumours that Kyle Lowry will soon find a new home. One featured the New York Knicks and had mercurial forward Metta World Peace heading to Canada. His reaction to assorted New York scribes Friday? "The reason I came to New York is because I wanted to try to win a ring in New York. That was the only reason. That's my goal. My goal never changes. It was a risky goal. I didn't weigh all my options. I didn't weigh nothing. It was a challenge. That said, I'm ready for whatever is presented," World Peace said "Whatever team I'm on is never rebuilding. When you get Metta World, you're officially (in) a championship mentality," he said. Toronto Sun

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Metta World Peace is on the verge of making his first start as a Knick, with Mike Woodson owning up to one of his blunders from Sunday’s Boston fiasco. New York Post

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