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51 Metta World Peace SF
Height/Weight: 6-7/260 | Birthdate: 11/13/1979 | Birthplace: Queensbridge, NY | Team: | College: St. John's (N.Y.) | NBA Experience: 14 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 2/0

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Metta World Peace clears waivers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Forward Metta World Peace has cleared waivers, ESPN.com reports.

The Knicks bought out World Peace's contract on Monday, and he's now free to sign with any team. He averaged 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds over 29 appearances with New York.


Knicks finalize Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih buyouts


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills announced that the team has waived guard Beno Udrih and forward Metta World Peace on Monday.

Udrih and World Peace have both seen their roles shrink dramatically recently. Udrih averaged just 5.6 points per game in 31 appearances, while World Peace averaged 4.8 points in 29 appearances.

Coach confirms Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih buyouts


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Knicks coach Mike Woodson confirmed that the team is working towards buyouts of two players Saturday; guard Beno Udrih and forward Metta World Peace. Both buyouts had been reported earlier in the day, so Woodson was confirming that the team is looking to get out from under the players' contracts.

Udrih and World Peace have both seen their roles shrink dramatically recently. Udrih is averaging just 5.6 points per game in 31 appearances, while World Peace is averaging 4.8 points in his 29 appearances.  


Metta World Peace, Knicks working on a buyout?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace informed his fans on Twitter that he and his agent are working on a buyout, which could be finalized as soon as Saturday.

World Peace has seen his role diminish as of late. He was held scoreless in seven minutes off the bench Friday at Orlando. He has appeared in six of New York's last 11 games dating back to Jan. 28. He has appeared in 29 games this season, averaging just 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 13.4 minutes -- all career low numbers for the 34-year-old. 


Report: Metta World Peace open to being traded


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace is open to being traded before the upcoming deadline, according to the New York Post on Saturday.

"That's up to my agent. I don't worry about it. I'm optimistic about my future. … I'm not going to complain."

World Peace has dealt with knee issues all season, and has been limited to 27 games this season, averaging only 5.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest. A source close to World Peace said that he lost weight during the time away for his blood injections and his knee feels much better.

Metta World Peace plays eight minutes vs. Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace played for the first time in more than a month Tuesday, scoring three points on 1 of 4 shooting in eight minutes of action in his team's 114-88 win over the Celtics.

World Peace has dealt with knee issues all season, and barring a breakthrough, his minutes will likely continue to be limited moving forward. He has averaged 5.4 points and 2.1 rebounds over 24 games played.


Metta World Peace available Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace will dress for Tuesday's game agains the Celtics, but coach Mike Woodson is unsure if he'll use World Peace in the game, the New York Post reports.

World Peace has missed his team's last 15 games while continuing to battle knee issues. He said he didn't play in Sunday's game due to a stomach virus however, and it's possible his knees have recovered to the point that he'll see game action soon. He has averaged 5.5 points in 23 games played this season.


Metta World Peace unable to play against former team


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace missed Sunday's contest against his former team, the Lakers, because of a stomach virus, according to his social media account.

World Peace was in uniform on Friday, but head coach Mike Woodson was unsure if he was in game shape. He has missed his last 14 games because of knee issues. He was averaging just 5.5 points per game in 23 appearances prior to this extended absence.

Metta World Peace doesn't play Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Despite being in uniform, Knicks forward Metta World Peace did not play in his team's 125-96 win over the Bobcats.

It's World Peace's 14th straight missed game as he continues to battle knee issues. He has averaged 5.5 points in 23 games played this season.


Metta World Peace in uniform, unsure if he'll play


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace will be in uniform for Friday's game against Charlotte, but head coach Mike Woodson said he is unsure whether he can realistically play, the Wall Street Journal reports.

World Peace has missed 13 consecutive games and 16 of his last 17 due to various knee problems, and his conditioning isn't where Woodson believes it should be. He was averaging just 5.5 points per game in 23 appearances prior to this extended absence.

Metta World Peace targeting Tuesday return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace has missed 12 games due to various knee problems, and his absence will likely reach at least 15 games before he is ready to return. World Peace took part in a two-hour workout Wednesday, and then told the team's sideline report he feels great, but does not want to rush back from the injury. He is targeting Tuesday's game against the Celtics for his return, the team's 16th since his last appearances.

World Peace has undergone a number of procedures on his knees this season, but was averaging just 5.5 points per game in 23 appearances prior to this extended absence. 


Metta World Peace could return this week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace could return to action this week, the New York Post reports. He's not going to risk a setback by rushing to return, however.

"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]."

World Peace will have his fifth and final PRP injecton this week to complete the process on his left knee. He has averaged 5.5 points and 2.1 rebounds over 23 games played


Metta World Peace may need another platelet-rich plasma injection


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Knicks head coach Mike Woodson indicated that forward Metta World Peace might require another platelet-rich plasma injection before he’s ready to return, the New York Daily News reports.

World Peace predicted that he would return in two weeks after undergoing a blood-spinning procedure on Jan. 6. He has missed 11 straight games due to his ongoing knee issues. He has averaged 5.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 15.0 minutes though 23 games played.

Metta World Peace has knee drained for fourth time


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2014) Knicks forward Metta World Peace had his knee drained Monday for the fourth time this season and will be sidelined until later in January, Newsday reports.

World Peace will undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy on Monday and miss about two weeks. He has averaged 5.5 points and 2.1 rebounds over 23 games played while averaging 15 minutes of action per game.


Metta World Peace has knee drained


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2013) Knicks forward Metta World Peace told Newsday that he had his knee drained on Monday, which will cause him to miss the team's three-game road trip in Texas against San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.

World Peace logged five minutes of game action on Monday because the team was short-handed. He has missed four out of the last five games and is scheduled to undergo platelet-rich plasma treatment in his knee on Jan. 6. The Knicks will return to Madison Square Garden on Jan. 7 against the Pistons.

Metta World Peace out Saturday vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2013) Knicks forward Metta World Peace has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Raptors due to his ongoing knee issues, Newsday reports.

World Peace made a surprise return in Friday's game against the Raptors but played just five minutes and couldn't manage the quick turnaround to play against Saturday. He joins Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni as players sidelined for the Knicks Saturday.


Metta World Peace plays five minutes in return vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Knicks forward Metta World Peace played just five minutes  and was held scoreless in Friday's 95-83 loss to the Raptors.

World Peace was expected to miss the rest of December as he continues to battle knee issues, so the fact that he played at all is a surprise. He missed his only shot while grabbing three rebounds in limited action.


Metta World Peace will make surprise return Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) With Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony all sidelined with injuries, Knicks forward Metta World Peace will make a surprise return off the bench during Friday's game against the Raptors, according to the New York Daily News.

World Peace has had his knee drained at least five times since training camp and was expected to be out until early January because of a blood spinning procedure. He is averaging 5.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game this season.

Metta World Peace out until January knee procedure


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2013) Knicks forward Metta World Peace is not playing Monday against the Magic, as expected, but he is likely to be sidelined quite a bit longer as a result of knee troubles. As he told reporters prior to Monday's game, World Peace will undergo a platelet-rich plasma procedure Jan. 6, and is likely out until at least then.

World Peace's left knee has given him trouble since undergoing surgery to repair his meniscus last season. 


Metta World Peace sidelined Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2013) Knicks forward Metta World Peace was unable to play Saturday against the Grizzlies, as a result of soreness in his left knee. The injury may also cost him further time, as he told ESPN.com.

"I just have to take some time. We'll see how long," he said. 

World Peace's left knee has been a problem since he underwent meniscus surgery last season. He has already missed multiple games this season, and has had fluid drained from the knee twice.

"If I had to guess, yeah," World Peace said, when asked if this could be an injury that costs him multiple games. "But I would have to talk to the doctors first and I would have to talk to the trainers. I guess we will all kind of suggest what's the best way to go about it." 


Knicks willing to deal Felton, World Peace, pick for Kyle Lowry


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) The Knicks' pursuit of Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry includes a package of Knicks guard Raymond Felton, forward Metta World Peace and a 2018 first-round draft pick, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The Knicks reportedly rejected a deal involving both Felton and guard Iman Shumpert, and they are said to be unwilling to deal Shumpert or guard Tim Hardaway, Jr.

The Raptors continue to discuss potential trades involving Lowry with multiple teams.


Metta World Peace adds rare dozen points


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Knicks forward Metta World Peace had his best game in nearly a month Friday, in a 121-83 blowout win over the Magic. World Peace scored 12 points on 4 of 7 shooting, including a 2 of 3 mark from three-point range. He added two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

World Peace had not scored in double figures in his previous nine games. He is averaging a career-low 6.2 points per game in 16 appearances.  


Metta World Peace plays 16 minutes vs. Pacers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2013) After having his knee drained Tuesday, Knicks forward Metta World Peace played 16 minutes in his team's 103-96 overtime loss to the Pacers Wednesday, scoring two points on 1 of 5 shooting.

World Peace missed just two games with the knee injury, but his minutes remained limited, as the 16 minutes of action represented a season low. He has averaged 8.6 points and 3.1 rebounds over nine games played.


Metta World Peace available Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2013) Knicks forward Metta World Peace is available for Wednesday's game against the Pacers. World Peace missed the team's last two games with a sore left knee, but he had the ailing knee drained Tuesday and should be back on the floor for the team Wednesday.

Metta World Peace has knee drained, out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2013) Knicks forward Metta World Peace will not play in Tuesday's game against the Pistons, after having fluid drained from his sore left knee Monday, according to ESPN.com. It is not known if the procedure, which is reportedly considered minor, will keep him out beyond that.

World Peace is averaging 9.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting through the first eight games of the season.