HoopsHype Metta World Peace rumors

January 10, 2014 Updates
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Metta World Peace confirmed he had a blood-spinning procedure on his troublesome left knee on Monday, while also admitting that he had the same technique —platelet-rich plasma therapy — on his right knee as a precautionary measure and that his knees feel good after the procedure. “I did both knees because I didn’t want to be off balance,” World Peace said before Tuesday’s game. “And I know it’s going to help me a little bit, and if it did, I didn’t want to come back off balance and hurt my other knee.” World Peace said he will more than likely take two weeks off following the procedure. He hasn’t played since Dec. 27 against Toronto. Later, he joked of his ability to heal quickly, “I’m not on HGH,” he said. “You can test me. Just like Floyd Mayweather said, I’ll take the test.” . . . Tyson Chandler didn’t play because of an upper respiratory infection. New York Daily News

January 6, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace, who has played two games since Dec. 21, was to have his blood-spinning therapy Monday on his left knee and said he’d miss two weeks. The Knicks didn’t announce the procedure — an indication this was World Peace’s idea, not theirs. A source said World Peace has an arthritic left knee. It keeps swelling up with blood and he has gotten it drained six times since training camp. When the team is fully healthy, he is out of the rotation anyhow. World Peace’s uncertain status is another reason they re-signed 6-foot-10 Jeremy Tyler, who made his Knicks debut in Dallas, playing the final minute. New York Post

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Metta World Peace said one of the reasons he has decided on a blood-spinning therapy known as platelet-rich-plasma Jan. 6 is because it was recommended by a handful of players, including Amar’e Stoudemire. Stoudemire never has publicly revealed he had PRP on his knees, but World Peace said it’s true. World Peace also said Kenyon Martin has had a similar procedure. World Peace won’t play on the Texas triangle trip and said he will sit out two weeks after the procedure. meaning he should be back around Jan. 20. New York Post

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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

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