After meeting with the New York Knicks, former Laker Metta World Peace has decided to return to his home state and play with the Knicks.
The two parties agreed to a two-year contract with $1.6 million guaranteed for the first year and a player option in the second.
World Peace decided to go to the Knicks because he “wants to win.” He also believes that both he and Carmelo Anthony can help each other.
The Knicks also had another major announcement. Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith had patella tendon surgery and work done on his left knee to repair a lateral meniscus tear.
The procedure will keep him out for three to four months. This means that Smith will miss training camp and possibly the beginning of the season.
The injuries were not apparent, but a representative for the Knicks said that they eventually became worse and worse.
Smith had just re-signed with New York earlier this month for another four years.