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07:00 AM ET 07.12 | Way back in 1999, the Knicks passed on a fellow named Ron Artest in the NBA's draft. [All] these years later the chance to sign Metta World Peace may be too good to turn down. Metta World Peace, the player formerly known as Ron Artest from Queensbridge, was released by the Lakers via the amnesty clause on Thursday and could become a free agent in 48 hours if no team claims him. The Knicks are in the market for a small forward and would have to weigh the risks. ... But with the Brooklyn Nets making bold moves this offseason, the Knicks may feel the pressure to do something without any regard for chemistry or whether having Metta World Peace playing in his hometown could prove to be disastrous.

New York Daily News

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July 12, 2013  07:35 AM ET

Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

July 12, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Nah... we are not under pressure to get him... we're at his mercy hoping he does whatever he can to scare other teams off so he can join the Knicks. Truth is Knicks needs Artest more than Artest needs Knicks... BringThePeace!

July 12, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Farewell Metta. Thank you and good luck!

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July 12, 2013  09:15 AM ET

The Lakers cut the wrong guy. They will see.

July 12, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Knicks SORELY need some heart and a forward who can actually defendHe'd be a good fit thereAnd maybe he can finally get melo to get into shape

Nah.. aint no way Melo get's into shape... the guy's too talented and blessed with a happy heart to get serious at anything.

He is what he is... when he puts on more weight to stay in front of power forwards we'll play him at 5. In his 40's he'd look back and regret but given all the fun he had outside the gym... I think it's not a bad trade off...

I must admit he'll better than Lebron if he ever gets in shape but that window is fast closing as he's approaching 30.

luv me some Melo!

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July 12, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Thank You And Good-Bye, Bro.

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July 12, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Lakers cut the wrong guy. They will see.

Agreed. Kobe should have with his killer contract.

July 12, 2013  11:21 AM ET

Just don't see how it makes a difference. The only way either NY team makes it out of the first round is if they play each other.

Miami and Chicago are clearly the best two teams and Indiana is third. Everyone else is wasting their time.

July 12, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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Nah.. aint no way Melo get's into shape... the guy's too talented and blessed with a happy heart to get serious at anything. He is what he is... when he puts on more weight to stay in front of power forwards we'll play him at 5. In his 40's he'd look back and regret but given all the fun he had outside the gym... I think it's not a bad trade off... I must admit he'll better than Lebron if he ever gets in shape but that window is fast closing as he's approaching 30.luv me some Melo!

He is more offensively talented than Lebron but even if he was in shape he would never be close to the athlete Lebron is

July 12, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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Just don't see how it makes a difference. The only way either NY team makes it out of the first round is if they play each other. Miami and Chicago are clearly the best two teams and Indiana is third. Everyone else is wasting their time.

Chicago is #3. Indiana is better.

July 12, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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Chicago is #3. Indiana is better.

No they aren't. everyone was lucky the Bulls have injures.

Watch a basketball game once in a while.

July 12, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Re-sign with the Bulls, Peace.

No way, the Bulls are stacked at forward. Taj, Boozer, Deng, Butler, Dunleavy.

July 12, 2013  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

No they aren't. everyone was lucky the Bulls have injures. Watch a basketball game once in a while.

I base my prediction on hour upon hours of studying game films....

July 12, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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I base my prediction on hour upon hours of studying game films....

Try and use logic. Indiana won 48 games and Chicago won 45 without Rose and with Deng and Noah missing a lot of time. The two previous seasons Chicago won 62 and 60.

With Rose back and everyone healthy Chicago will be in the hunt for the 1 seed.

July 12, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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Try and use logic. Indiana won 48 games and Chicago won 45 without Rose and with Deng and Noah missing a lot of time. The two previous seasons Chicago won 62 and 60. With Rose back and everyone healthy Chicago will be in the hunt for the 1 seed.

As they say on Wall Street, 'Past performance is not indicative of future results.' Every team goes through cycles and for all you know the Bulls could be starting their decline. Either way it's just opinion so don't get your panties in a bunch.

July 12, 2013  12:00 PM ET
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As they say on Wall Street, 'Past performance is not indicative of future results.' Every team goes through cycles and for all you know the Bulls could be starting their decline. Either way it's just opinion so don't get your panties in a bunch.

Perpair to be wrong.

 
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