Dec 10, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace reacts in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks' Metta World Peace open to a trade

With the NBA Trade Deadline only 12 days away, all eyes will be on the New York Knicks in regards to what owner James Dolan and general manager Steve Mills have in mind.

Several players including Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler have been the subject of trade rumors throughout the season and disgruntled point guard Beno Udrih has made his plea to get out.

Dec 18, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Knicks forward Metta World Peace (51) during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. New York won 107-101 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Add one more to that list as apparently Metta World Peace wants to get off the sinking ship as well.

According to the New York Post’s Marc Berman, World Peace is open to being traded by the Knicks prior to the deadline.

World Peace is in Knicks’ head coach Mike Woodson‘s doghouse and not many people know 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.

“He didn’t sign up for this,’’ one person close to him said.

MWP has spent parts of his career wanting to end up in New York and now that he is here he realizes that he can’t get out quick enough.

The problem is that the Knicks won’t get much in return for him in a deal being that the veteran is only making $1.59 million this season and his lack of playing time doesn’t do much for his already minimal trade value.

Depending on Dolan and Mills’ plans the next week or so, we could see MWP as part of a trade package, but I wouldn’t count on that either.

Just like most of the other Knicks players, this has turned into a lost season for MWP and there is likely no escape.


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