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Metta World Peace
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Team: New YorkHeight: 6-7 Born: 11/13/1979
Position: FWeight: 250 Birthplace: Queens, New York
College: St. John'sDraft: 1st Round 16th pick by Bulls (1999)


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Feb. 24 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET23:06 GMT7:06 4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST3:06 UAE (+1)00:0618:06 ET5:06 PM CT22:06 - New York waived World Peace and Beno Udrih after buying out their contracts, announcing the moves Monday. Both will be able to sign with another team and be eligible for the playoffs.
Analysis: World Peace played in only 29 games for New York with one start.
Feb. 22 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST0:02 UAE (+1)21:0215:02 ET2:02 PM CT19:02 - A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks are in serious discussions with Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih about buying out their contracts.
Analysis: World Peace wrote on his Twitter account earlier Saturday that his agent was working on a buyout and thanked fans and the city. The Knicks were also trying to finalize one with Udrih, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the moves weren't official.
Dec. 29 9:57 PM PT10:57 PM MT11:57 PM CT12:57 AM ET5:57 GMT13:57 10:57 PM MST12:57 AM EST9:57 UAE06:570:57 ET11:57 PM CT3:57 - World Peace returned Tuesday for New York.
Analysis: World Peace was out with a sore left knee.
Dec. 23 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST2:24 UAE (+1)23:2417:24 ET4:24 PM CT20:24 - Metta World Peace remains out with a sore left knee.
Analysis: It's probably better for everyone involved that he missed the Christmas game, since who knows what kind of mayhem World Peace may have gotten himself involved with on such a holiday.
Dec. 21 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET5:07 GMT13:07 10:07 PM MST12:07 AM EST9:07 UAE06:070:07 ET11:07 PM CT3:07 - World Peace has a sore knee.
Analysis: While it's unclear when World Peace will be available, he's been a major disappointment for the Knicks this season. The forward is averaging 5.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 22 games - one start.
Nov. 16 4:50 PM PT5:50 PM MT6:50 PM CT7:50 PM ET0:50 GMT8:50 5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST4:50 UAE (+1)01:5019:50 ET6:50 PM CT22:50 - Metta World Peace had his left knee drained on Monday.
Analysis: He'll miss Tuesday's game against Detroit. His status for Wednesday in Atlanta is uncertain.
July 15 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET20:31 GMT4:31 1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST0:31 UAE (+1)22:3116:31 ET3:31 PM CT19:31 - World Peace says he will be signing with the New York Knicks.
Analysis: World Peace was waived Thursday by the Los Angeles Lakers by way of their amnesty clause and cleared waivers Sunday night, thus becoming a free agent. The 6-foot-7 forward will still be paid the $7.7 million that was owed to him by the Lakers.
July 11 4:31 PM PT5:31 PM MT6:31 PM CT7:31 PM ET23:31 GMT7:31 4:31 PM MST6:31 PM EST3:31 UAE (+1)01:3119:31 ET6:31 PM CT22:31 - The Lakers waived World Peace on Thursday under the league's amnesty provision.
Analysis: He averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 75 games last season, having joined the Lakers in 2009.

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