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Metta World Peace is coming home to play for the New York Knicks.
The Knicks said the contract has not been signed but an agreement has been reached.
“The team is amazing, the players. I’m excited to play and hustle,” World Peace said Monday while attending the NBA summer league in Las Vegas.
“Yes, this is going to happen,” World Peace’s agent, Marc Cornstein, said. “He’s really excited to be joining his hometown team. That’s obviously been something that’s been a dream of his since growing up in Queensbridge.
“He’s just thrilled to be joining the New York Knicks.”
World Peace was waived Thursday by the Los Angeles Lakers, who used the amnesty clause to create salary cap space. The 6-foot-7 forward will still be paid the $7.7 million that was owed to him by the Lakers.
Cornstein said the new deal came…
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