The New York Knicks are finalizing a buyout with Queensbridge native Metta World Peace and Beno Urdih.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson confirmed the news.
“I can’t say anything went wrong,” Woodson said, via Newsday’s Al Iannazzone. “They weren’t in the rotations. I’m not going to linger on it. We’re buying them out.”
“It’s something that was discussed, and they decided to pull the trigger on it,” Woodson added. “We’re going in another direction. We’ve got to figure out another spot or two for our ballclub.”
Thank NYC for everything. Thanks for having me I will always be grateful… My agent is working on a buyout. No disrespect to the city Luv U
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) February 22, 2014
World Peace signed a two-year deal, with the second a player option for roughly $1.6 million. Udrih got a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum.
World Peace played in just 29 games, averaging 4.8 points in 13.4 minutes.