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Metta World Peace Would Like To Play For San Antonio


Jan. 30, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to waive foward Metta World Peace by way of their amnesty clause.  USA Today’s Sam Amick reported that there are a handful of teams that he would like to play for and the San Antonio Spurs are one of those teams.

via Sam Amick, USA Today:

 According to a person with knowledge of World Peace’s situation, the list of teams that he would most like to play for starts with the New York Knicks and is followed in order by the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers. World Peace was drafted 16thoverall by the Bulls in 1999 out of St. John’s University, then played his first three seasons in Chicago before logging his next five for the Pacers. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the potential process.

Probably a long shot for him to land in San Antonio, Metta World Peace is coming off of a season where he averaged 12.3 points, 5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  He played the last four season in Los Angeles for the Lakers.  His days are coming to an end in Laker Nation.  According to this tweet by Kobe Bryant, it pretty much insures the Lakers amnesty to MWP.

No game 7 win without Metta! This is a tough day for laker nation #misspeace #newcbacasualty

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 9, 2013

What do you think Spurs Nation of the possibility of World Peace wanting to play in San Antonio?  Would you welcome him?