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Metta World Peace open to trade after irking Knicks coach

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10:53 AM ET 02.08 | Metta World Peace is in Knicks coach Mike Woodson's doghouse and he's unsure 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. After spending his career wanting to be traded to the Knicks, the defensive forward, who has been in and out of the rotation since December, wouldn't mind being traded from the Knicks. "He didn't sign up for this," one person close to him said. When asked about whether he wanted to get dealt at the Feb. 20 deadline, World Peace said: "That's up to my agent. I don't worry about it. I'm optimistic about my future. -- I'm not going to complain." Another source said the possibility exists that Woodson was unhappy with World Peace after a recent practice, in which World Peace spoke up about his playing time, making a wisecrack. World Peace is a constant clown in the locker room, but Woodson took exception.

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February 8, 2014  11:25 AM ET

Sounds like the pressure is getting to Woody. All the background talk about losing and coaches getting fired has to start weighing on your mind.

February 8, 2014  11:28 AM ET

Not In A Happy Place, Bro?

February 8, 2014  12:45 PM ET

One arse clown deserves the other..

February 8, 2014  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

One arse clown deserves the other..

SMH...

:)

February 8, 2014  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

SMH...:)

.

February 8, 2014  01:52 PM ET

I actually forgot he was playing for the Knicks. I thought he learned how to win from someone and will transform NY to a contender. I think Melo will make the same mistake of learning how to win in Mamba land.

February 8, 2014  01:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I actually forgot he was playing for the Knicks. I thought he learned how to win from someone and will transform NY to a contender. I think Melo will make the same mistake of learning how to win in Mamba land.

Players also forget to put their big boy pants on when they get there.

February 8, 2014  02:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Players also forget to put their big boy pants on when they get there.

You noticed that also? They could trade LBJ and Durant there next year and when they don't learn how to win from Kobe then the Kobe fans will talk about how they aren't on Kobe's level.

February 8, 2014  03:38 PM ET

Artest's impact on the Knicks has been non-existant. Trade him . I was hoping he'd put aside the "crazy"artest & focus on defense & rebounding, as well as championship experience. But no. Instead losing & untying shoe laces is the norm.

February 8, 2014  03:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

You noticed that also? They could trade LBJ and Durant there next year and when they don't learn how to win from Kobe then the Kobe fans will talk about how they aren't on Kobe's level.

Yup! Kobe is the greatest winner of all time. Why do you think they extended him for 2 more years even before he came back back from that injury that only he can overcome? Kobe is a god. Never ever say anything bad about him or else his people will go after you. Forget that they pretend to be Lakers fans. Remember to never mention the word amnesty even if it's for the good of the Lakers. He transformed godlike phrases like "Put your big boy pants on" and "I'll teach him to be a winner" or "Amnesty that"

February 8, 2014  04:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yup! Kobe is the greatest winner of all time. Why do you think they extended him for 2 more years even before he came back back from that injury that only he can overcome? Kobe is a god. Never ever say anything bad about him or else his people will go after you. Forget that they pretend to be Lakers fans. Remember to never mention the word amnesty even if it's for the good of the Lakers. He transformed godlike phrases like "Put your big boy pants on" and "I'll teach him to be a winner" or "Amnesty that"

It took me a minute to reply... I couldn't see through the tears that your post brought to my eyes. It's such an honor to be able to watch Kobe play live still.

The people that think Kobe is hurt just don't understand. Kobe doesn't get injuries...
Injuries get Kobe.

February 8, 2014  07:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sounds like the pressure is getting to Woody. All the background talk about losing and coaches getting fired has to start weighing on your mind.

time to go joe

February 8, 2014  07:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I actually forgot he was playing for the Knicks. I thought he learned how to win from someone and will transform NY to a contender. I think Melo will make the same mistake of learning how to win in Mamba land.

u think

February 8, 2014  07:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Artest's impact on the Knicks has been non-existent.

This year Metta has had more positive impact on the Knicks than Kobe on the Lakers.

February 8, 2014  08:52 PM ET

Artist hasn't provided anything in several years and is done. He just isn't able to admit the truth about his game or lack thereof. I'm friends with people who know him and they say he's a great guy. He might be but his days of making any kind of a positive impact in the NBA are long over.

February 9, 2014  01:01 AM ET

It is funny how almost everyone wants to play in NY (or play for NY) but, immediately after they are in, they want out!

February 9, 2014  01:01 AM ET

It is funny how almost everyone wants to play in NY (or play for NY) but, immediately after they are in, they want out!

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February 9, 2014  04:37 AM ET

Have a feeling a good chunk of that roster is open to any trade, any and all offers taken seriously, flexible terms available.

 
February 9, 2014  07:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Have a feeling a good chunk of that roster is open to any trade, any and all offers taken seriously, flexible terms available.

mountain- Exactly!

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