HoopsHype Metta World Peace rumors

February 20, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace: all u guys answers on Shane r correct. Unfortunately, players that play like that are passed on. #Uneducatedbasketballpeople Twitter @MettaWorldPeace

February 12, 2014 Updates

World Peace sees the writing on the wall, and a league source said he’d be open to a trade. World Peace, in damage-control mode, made sure to tweet he wasn’t seeking a trade. The colorful World Peace sarcastically tweeted he plays only when the team is up by a lot of points or down a lot of points. New York Post

February 9, 2014 Updates
February 8, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace: Life's lesson: everything is not perfect according to your wishes. So just enjoy. Whether i play or not , i am enjoying NYC. Twitter @MettaWorldPeace

Metta World Peace is in Knicks coach Mike Woodson’s doghouse and he’s unsure why. After returning from a blood-spinning procedure on Jan. 24, World Peace has seen little time in the rotation and now is open to getting traded, according to a league source. After spending his career wanting to be traded to the Knicks, the defensive forward, who has been in and out of the rotation since December, wouldn’t mind being traded from the Knicks. “He didn’t sign up for this,’’ one person close to him said. New York Post

Another source said the possibility exists that Woodson was unhappy with World Peace after a recent practice, in which World Peace spoke up about his playing time, making a wisecrack. World Peace is a constant clown in the locker room, but Woodson took exception. Agent Marc Cornstein said he hasn’t gotten a firm reason why World Peace has seen limited time after the Knicks gave the rest of their mid-level exception in signing the Queenbridge product in July. He has been relegated to mostly garbage time since returning from his platelet-rich plasma procedure. World Peace played the final five minutes of garbage time in Friday night’s rout, as the Knicks fell 117-90 to the Nuggets. “I haven’t been given an answer,’’ Cornstein said. “Usually, I’ll get an answer, not always the one I want to hear. But I don’t have an answer for you on this.’’ New York Post

February 5, 2014 Updates

Chris Herring: Metta World Peace is in the locker room watching Breaking Bad. I'm pretty tempted to take Kenyon Martin's chair and watch w/ him. Twitter @HerringWSJ

January 27, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace never got to see his old team, the Lakers. He called in sick with a stomach virus. New York Post

January 26, 2014 Updates
January 25, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace characterized what the Lakers are going through as a "small bump in the road" ... “The Lakers franchise, I don’t think they’ve fallen off the map," World Peace told reporters in New York on Saturday, in advance of the Lakers come to the Garden to play the Knicks on Sunday. "Being there for four years I know how they think. This is a small bump in the road. They’ll get back on top pretty soon. Being there four years, nothing rattles them. This is just a small bump for them. I would love for them to get back on top. I always wanted to be part of a Lakers-Knicks final. That’s the biggest final there could be. It might not happen in my lifetime or when I’m playing, but we’ll see." Sulia

January 21, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace, who could be back within a week from his platelet-rich plasma therapy, defended Smith and believes the NBA was too harsh to fine him $50,000 for his series of shoelace capers. The always flaky World Peace said the incident happened to him earlier in his career and he has also been known to do weird stuff — once throwing Trevor Ariza’s loose shoe into the crowd and pulling down Paul Pierce’s shorts. Knicks coach Mike Woodson and brass didn’t find Smith’s antics amusing either as he was benched twice in the aftermath. “I thought what J.R. did was funny,’’ World Peace said. “Trevor Ariza’s shoe, I threw it into the stands. And I’ve pulled Paul Pierce’s shorts down. Those things are like fun and entertaining. A computer made that decision. Only computers make those decisions.’’ New York Post

World Peace said he was once a shoelace victim. “Somebody did that to me before and it made a knot,’’ he said. “They tried to loosen it but made a knot and I had to come out of the game. I had to bite the thing.’’ World Peace revealed he’d have his fifth and last blood injection to complete the two-week PRP process to heal his arthritic left knee. He could be back this week. However, World Peace went on rant to say he’s not going to press it. “I’ m not going to rush,’’ he said. “New York City, they rush everything. It’s life. It happens when it happens. Take your time. Relax. Slow down the music. Too much techno [music]. It’s like sex. Take your time. Where you going. Just relax . Enjoy love.’’ New York Post

January 20, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace said he planned to have a fifth blood spinning procedure on his troublesome left knee following Monday's 103-80 loss to the Nets, "the last one," he proclaimed before the game. World Peace, who hasn't played since Dec. 27, said he knew all along he would have five procedures. Initially, however, World Peace gave the impression he would return to the lineup two weeks after he had the fourth procedure on Jan. 6, but that's not the case. New York Daily News

The Queensbridge product said he plans on practicing on Tuesday and will then "see how it feels the next day" and "play it by ear" and listen to his body for when he decides to return. But he said he won't hurry back, even with the Knicks short-handed with Amar'e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin out with ankle injuries. He offered his own brand of medical advice for why he will take his time. "I'm not going to rush," he said. "New York City is the rush everything [CITY]. That's life and we rush everything. Sometimes just chill and if it happens, it happens. There's no rush. Slow down the music a little bit. You're listening to too much techno. It's like sex- take your time. Where you going? Enjoy love." New York Daily News

Metta World Peace predicted he’d miss two weeks when he underwent blood-spinning procedures on both knees on Jan. 6, but Woodson indicated the veteran forward might require another platelet-rich plasma injection before he’s ready to return. New York Daily News

January 19, 2014 Updates

Metta World Peace, who has been receiving blood-spinning therapy on his ailing knee, is not ready to return Monday. Woodson said World Peace still has another platelet-rich plasma injection to go on his plan. Woodson thinks World Peace will have had three injections by the time the therapy has finished. Originally, World Peace had pointed to two weeks after the first injection on Jan. 6 for his return – which would’ve been Monday. New York Post

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