HoopsHype Metta World Peace rumors

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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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The New York Knicks are pursuing Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry with a package of Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace and a 2018 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Knicks refused a Raptors proposal that would've included Iman Shumpert and Felton, sources told Yahoo Sports. WIthout a first-round pick or Shumpert, there is no traction for a deal. The Knicks have no appetite for including Shumpert or rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. in a package. Yahoo! Sports

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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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Also, there was a report of Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace getting into a heated argument during Sunday’s morning practice. Such scenes are not uncommon. In fact, it was standard operating procedure when Pat Riley and Jeff Van Gundy coached the Knicks. But when a team has lost nine straight games it gives off the perception that the head coach is losing control of the team. “It’s all bull,” Martin said. New York Daily News

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Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace got into a "heated" verbal argument during a Knicks workout prior to Sunday's game against the Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The two veteran forwards did not come to blows, but the back and forth was described as "intense" by one source with knowledge of the dust-up. ESPN.com

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